Hank: Mama! I know how my prima (cousin) Daniela got into her mom’s belly.
Hank: A unicorn came and touched my Tia (aunt) Isabel’s belly and that is how she got in there. That is what she told me and I believe in in my prima so I believe it is true.
Me: I also believe in your prima. Unicorns are magical and so is she so it makes perfect sense. I would be prepared to fully believe in this idea if I hadn’t been friends with her father, Santos, who passed away before you were born. What Daniela is telling you is a legend. Do you know what a legend is?
Me: All great and wonderful people have legends associated with them. A legend is a story that is part fact and part fantasy and your prima (cousin) is indeed great and wonderful so it makes perfect sense for this to be her legend. Her laugh is so infectious that you cannot be sad when you are with her and she is the strongest and hardest working teenager I know so in those ways she is most like the unicorn and she looks like Santos and he was also very tall like she is, so combined you have fact and fantasy.
Pai: And I bet she farts rainbows.
Hank: (hysterically laughing)
Me: (positively purple, doubled over)
Hank: Unicorns (hyperventilating) fart rainbows?