I picked up Lucy from school and she presented me with a big bunch of dandelions, instructing me that we could not run to the store as I had intended, because we had to hurry home so we could plant them right away in the backyard.
Me: Well kiddo, we can’t plant them actually because can you think of what parts a plant needs in order to grow?
Lucy: Oh. Right. Seeds.
Me: Actually I was thinking of roots. Right? A plant needs roots to grow? And these flowers don’t have roots.
Lucy: Oh. Well, let’s get home right away so we can put them in a vase with water because I want them to grow really big!
Me: Well, actually, once a flower is picked, it can’t grow any more.
Lucy: Oh. Well then problem solved!