Every December, my mother takes my oldest nephew on an "outing" for his birthday. They spend the day together going to lunch, shopping, hitting the arcade, taking in a movie, lounging in Starbucks; whatever he wants to do, my mother does. It's their special day out.
This year, when my sister-in-law dropped him off, she told him to hold on to Nana's cell phone to make sure if it rings, he can hear it or if they need to, they can get to it quickly in case anything happens.
He said, "Like what, Mom?"
My sister-in-law said, "Anything. If Nana doesn't feel good, if you need me to come get the both of you, or I don't know....if someone takes Nana."
He cocked his hip out, faced her like a teenager (even though he's only nine) with a look of confusion on his face that said what are you talking about, woman??? and in all seriousness, said:
"Mom. Let's be realistic. Who would take Nana??"