Recent exchange with Caleb, the fabulous four-year old grandblessing...
C: "Hey, Crumpa? How come that is in there?" (pointing to a small toy meerkat that M. received for Father's Day, which was precariouslyperched in the palms of the sculpture below).
Me: "Just to be funny. Sometimes, the fact that something doesn't belong, is what makes it funny."
C: (without missing a beat and with an slightly annoyed look on his face) "Well, dat not make *me* laugh".
Be that as it may, it was quite awhile before that three adults in the room stopped loudly guffawing.