n was speaking to e, and i eavesdropped.
me: what did you say? i don't understand.
n: that's why i was talking to e.
lesson to self: don't invite yourself into others' conversations.
j touched my (herniated) tummy (that remained the shape of a basketball after birth).
j: your belly is broken.
me: yes, it is.
j: you need to go to the mechanic.
... then i'd need a major overhaul!
we were briefly discussing age ...
e: but mom, we're not old. we're not 9 yet ...
so how old does that make me?