*mommy dies at how sweet natured her son is*
Then Aaron (4) pipes up from the backseat.
Aaron. What's black mean?
Me. Well, you know Dalvin? (a boy we take to church with us) And how his skin is a different color than yours?
Ethan. (interjects - anxious to get to the point) He's black, and we're white.
Aaron. (is silent for a minute) I'm not white.
Me. You aren't?
Aaron. I'm peach. (thinks some more) Mommy's white. With brown spots.
[Sadly, true story]
Ethan. They're called freckles, genius.
And then *poof* teachable moment GONE.