Nik: Hash brownies. Can you make them?
Me: [desperately trying to figure out what to say] Umm... I'm not sure what they are. Where did you try them?
Nik: T* (our sitter) got two at McDonald's and she let me eat some. With ketchup.
Me: [Relieved beyond words] Sure. We can make hash browns....
Nik: I made a new friend today.
Me: What is your friend's name?
Nik: She hasn't told it to me yet.
Me: Oh. Is it the little girl on your soccer team?
Nik: No. She has the wrong shoe size.
Still not sure how to respond to that one...