My 4-year-old was informed by his sister that today is my birthday. Sensing something was amiss, he shouted to my husband, "Daddy, today is Mommy's birthday!"
My husband said, "I know."
Clearly confused, my son asked, "But where is Mommy's cake. It's not a birthday if there's no cake."
My husband replied, "Who says there's no cake?" (Mind you, this conversation took place at 9 am - too early even for me to have cake)
"Daddy!! You need to get Mommy a cake right now!!"
My husband reassured him that there was, in fact, a cake to be had later.
So later that night, my son asks about the birthday cake. I said, "Well, we can't have it tonight because Daddy's at work."
This was obviously unacceptable to my son. "We can still have cake."
"No, we can't have cake without Daddy," I said.
He answered, "Sure. We just won't tell him." (I swear he said this).
I said, "I think Daddy will know we had cake without him."
Without skipping a beat, my son said, "No he won't. We'll put the cake back in the box."