Me: Too bad Jack's gotten to that stage where he likes to try to run to the road all the time.
After some thought . . .
Charlie: If you and Grandma and Daddy and Cubby were all dead, and just Jack and I were alive, I would have to keep him from going into the road and getting runned over.
Me: Well, he's lucky to have so many people who can look out for him.
More thought . . .
Charlie: But what if I were dead too?
I had no answer to this.
A pause to ponder . . .
Charlie: Then I guess Jack would just go down to the road and get runned over and then the WHOLE FAMILY would be dead.
Right. Time to change the subject, Gloomy Gus.