Bud: Who came up with the word “water”?
Me: Someone came up with it a very long time ago.
Bud: What is their name?
Me: I don’t know. They didn’t keep records like that back then.
Bud: But why can’t we ask them now?
Me: Well, that person has been dead for a very long time.
Bud: Was it a president?
hehehehehe No, it wasn’t a president.
Bud: But they are dead now?
Me: Yes, definitely.
Bud: How did they die?
Me: I don’t know. I don’t even know who they are.
Bud: Were they really old?
Me: No clue Bud.
Bud: Maybe they got a cold.
Me: Well, that’s possible, people back then died of weird…No, probably not a cold Bud. We don’t die of colds now. We just get sick and then get better. No one is dying of a cold now.
Bud: What about a cough? (dramatic cough into his elbow)
Me: Nope, not going to die of a cough. We have medicines now that protect us from dying from stuff like that. You don’t have to worry about getting sick and dying, ok Bud?
Me: Bud, did you hear me?
Me: (in my head) Thank you portable DVD player for saving me from that conversation going any farther.