This morning over breakfast...
Emma (while eating her cereal and apparently pondering some deep thoughts):
Mom, do pilgrims hibernate until like November or something? Cause I've never seen one!
Mom (while spewing her coffee all over the kitchen):
Yes, they do. They've been "hibernating" for several hundred years now. Pilgrims are just what the people who traveled to America from Europe were called. They lived a long time ago...which is why you've never seen one.
Emma (with wide inquisitive eyes):
You mean they're dead?
Mom (wondering how many years it will take to get Emma through high school):