Leta: “Mom, my friend at school said that Christmas trees die.”

Me: “Well, some do. When you pull a plant or a tree out of the ground it will eventually die.”

Leta: “Is our tree going to die?”

Me: “No, we have an artificial tree.”

Leta: “A what?”

Me: “Artificial. It means our tree is fake. It’s not real.”

Leta: “That is the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard.”

Me: “And this concludes our science lesson for today.”