J (almost 8 years old): Mom, who is Caesar?
Me: He was a king who lived a long, long time ago.
J: Like when the dinosaurs lived?
Me: Well, no. Not that long ago. But a really long time ago.
J: Like 1980?
Me: 1980 was NOT a really long time ago! I was alive in 1980. Aunt Molly was born in 1980.
R (6 years old): Wait – Aunt Molly was born when dinosaurs lived?
J: No, she was born when Caesar was king.
And my husband wonders why I insist on having wine for dinner every night.