(Okay, I don't know if he'll come up with something good every week. That's a lot of pressure for a six year old. But he did this week.)
We were walking home from school and I reminded him we have to go to Farm Boy later to pick up some fruit, vegetables and milk.
Immediately he began to complain that he didn't want to go.
Nathan: "I don't want to go to Farm Boy. Why do we have to go?"
Me: (channelling patience) "Because we're out of milk. And if we don't get some, we'll be thirsty."
Nathan: "What happens if they run out of milk?"
Me: "Then I guess we'll have to drink water."
Nathan: "What happens if they run out of water?"
Me: "No water? Anywhere?"
Nathan: "Would we be thirsty?"
Me: "Yes. We would definitely be thirsty."
Nathan: "What if there's no more food? Would we be starving?"
Me: (becoming slightly uncomfortable with morbid take of conversation but willing to follow) "Yes, I suppose we would."
Nathan: "If we have no food and no water and no milk, we die?"
Me: (quick internal debate: comfort or truth?) "Yeah, I guess we would."
Nathan: "Oh, we better go to Farm Boy then."