A little context: SB is spending the day cleaning the kitchen cabinets and baseboards because she didn’t get all her chores done for the second time this month… that’s a whole different story.
SB: Why is cleaning the bathroom at Taco Bell such an awful job?
Me: It’s a really crappy job because Taco Bell food gives people explosive diarrhea.
Eric: He he, literally.
It’s from all the horse meat they put their food.
SB: Ewwww. They use horse meat?! It’s like Jamestown all over again.
Me: What are you talking about?
SB: The settlers in Jamestown got so hungry that they killed their horses and ate them. Then they ate rats, then they killed their dogs and cats and ate them. Then they started boiling their boots and eating them, then they started digging up graves and eating dead people.
Me: Good grief! Why? Why wouldn’t they just forage for nuts and berries and plants?!?
SB: Because there were tar swamps all around them. [Duh.]
Me: I’m going upstairs. (carrying my grits and coffee)
SB: (Following me down the hallway) Then more settlers came and they were all killed by mosquitoes!
This. This is the bane of having a curious and intelligent child.