Setting: Interior, my Subaru Outback, en route to a school field trip.
Characters: Kid One, whom I have just met. Kid Two, who has been my son's classmate for the past two years. My Kid, sitting between them in the back seat. Me, driving.
Begin Scene: Mid-conversation, giddy children babbling.
Kid One to My Kid: "Why don't you just ask your dad to do it?"
My Kid: "I don't have a dad."
Kid One: "You don't have a dad?"
Kid Two: "No, and don't ask him if his dad died, because he just doesn't have one."
Kid One: "How does that even work?"
My Kid: "Well that mom [points at me] met my other mom and they got married and they stared making babies."
Kid Two: "Oh." [Pause.] "Do you like Minecraft?"