Y: What did you learn today?
P: I mean, I learnt something but I forgot.
Y: Oh okay.
(Philosophical silence while she munches her lunch)
Y: (Restless) Peanut, what do you think is the purpose of life?
P: What, Mama?
Y: Why are we on this planet?
P: (Thinks for a second) Because there is water here.
Y: (Stunned, and then recovers) Yes, but why were we born?
P: Corn, Mama?
Y: (Catching on) Very funny. You can hear me just fine. I asked, why were we born?
P: (Sagely) I know Daddy was born first.
Y: Yes, but WHY?
P: (Getting irritated now) Because it was his birthday.
Y: (Also getting irritated) You are not providing me with the answers to life. What is LIFE?
P: (At the end of her tether) Life is LOVE, okay?
We both stare at each other for a moment and then she starts laughing. I join her and we are both happy.
Right, she is, every single time.