Molly (hugging the life out of her new six-foot-long boa constrictor named, Billy)
Me: What is a snake scientist called?
Hank: Like Monty in A Series of Unfortunate Events?
Me: Exactly like him.
Pai: A Herpetologist.
Me: MaGoo, do you want to be a herpetologist when you grow up?
Me: Are you sure?
Molly: Nope. Nope. Nope.
Hank: But then you get to be with snakes all day long!
Me: And you love snakes.
Molly: I lub snakes and snake skeletons.
Hank: Then you want to be a herpetologist.
Molly: (shaking her head) Nope, I want to be two.
Hank: But you’re three.
Molly: (shocked and offended) No, I’m NINE!
Molly: (realizing it is always better to communicate with a calm, compassionate tone, reaches out and takes a hold of Hank’s hand) Mano (brother), I nine and I love you.