J: I need a tent.

Me: Ok…

J: Can I buy one?

Me: That’s really expensive…and heavy…and an utter waste of space…honey

J: Granpa bought me a tent…

Me: [competition mode on] Well uhm, I can build you a tent under the dining table.

J: A tent doesn’t have a dining table…

Me: True, but if you build the tent using the dining table it’ll stay up when a dramatic storm hits you. Also, bears won’t eat you because they’ll think it’s just a dining table.

J: That’s clever, Mum