Pumpkin Pie picked a seed off his bagel this morning and…
Me: Ummm… Well… (Torn between telling him the truth and ruining a perfectly funny conversation) Sure!
Some time goes by and he forgets while he eats, morning routine continues…
Pumpkin Pie: Mom! I almost forgot to plant my bagel seed!
Me: Honey, I hate to be the one to break this to you, but Bagels don’t grow on trees.
Pumpkin Pie: Then where do they grow?
Me: Well… you make them. In the oven, you know, like pumpkin bread. You mix up the dough and bake them in the oven.
Pumpkin Pie (laughing, obviously thinking I am full of it): They grow in THE OVEN?!
Me: Well, they don’t really grow, they sorta get bigger in the heat after you put them in the oven.
Pumpkin Pie (Wiping the tears of hysterical laughter from his eyes): Right. So can I plant this seed and grow a bagel tree?
Me: Sure. Remember where you plant it so we know where it is.
Pumpkin Pie: We will know where it is because there will be a BAGEL TREE growing there.
Me: Right. Duh.