I am getting to know the 5th grade kids that I read with, practice math facts with, etc.
Me: Do you have any brothers or sisters?
Me: So you are the only child?
she thinks for a few seconds...
K: No, I do have brothers and a sister but none with opposable thumbs.
Me: What are their names?
K: Daisy, Timber and Mika
I don't ask about the thumbs because I don't want to be rude...
Later in the conversation:
Me: What do you like to do for fun
K: go dog sledding
Me: Oh you go dog sledding? With your dogs?
K: Yeah with Mika
Me: Oh so your brothers and sisters are your dogs?
Me: What is your favorite food?
This girl rocks.