Me: (screaming excited nonsense)
Pai: WHAT! What is it!
Me: Laurel is in LABOR!!!
Hank: Is she ok?
Pai: Labor means that Laurel is having her baby.
Me: We need to light a candle! (getting up)
Hank: (following me) Mama, why do you always light candles for babies? You had a candle for Sam’s sister and that baby in California. Is it because it will be the baby’s birthday?
Me: Good Idea there, buddy. I light candles when I want to honor someone. Some people pray, some people sing, some people take offerings to temples, light incense… I light candles and send all of my love to that person. I fill my heart with happiness and let the light carry it across the sea. (striking a match)
Hank: Like when we go to a church? You always let me put coins in the box and light candles. I think of who is in my heart.
Hank: Can we have cake when the baby comes, because it is a birthday?
Pai: Excellent idea!
Hank: Chocolate cake?
Me: (staring at instant message) SHE IS IN THE WATERTUB!!!
Pai: (whispering) Love now, cake later.