Three-year-old Ryan sat on the sofa enjoying a crunchy apple. Teacher-type mom that I am (even before the days of homeschooling), I decided to share some science trivia with my little son.
"Ryan," I said, "some people call an apple 'nature's toothbrush.'"
The blonde boy held his apple in front of him for a moment considering, then replied, "I call it an apple."
That's my boy--then and now. Let's talk straight and call it what it is.