Miss E: I'm getting to be a big girl. I'm almost a grownup.
M: Oh really? What do grown ups do?
Miss E: (Thinks.) Turn on the lights. (Something she has recently learned to do, being exactly the right height, on tippy-toes, to juuuust baaarely push up the switch.)
M: What else do grownups do?
Miss E: (Thinks again.) Turn them off again.
A second conversation, during a marathon Nerf basketball session in big brother's room. Mr. D has recently become very interested in money, how it works, how much he (and we) have, and personal buying power.
Mr. D: What would you buy with a million dollars, Miss E?
Miss E: (Without hesitation) Strawberries.
So there you have it. A million dollars' worth of fruit, and magical ability to make lights go on and off--that is what it truly means to be grown up. Rich indeed!