Me: I think I just saw a bunny in the front yard! I did, I did. Look there’s a bunny right in front of our porch eating grass.
Preston: Wow, cool.
Me: This is so exciting. Our first truly wild animal sighting on our property!
Preston: Actually, we’ve seen lots of snakes.
Me: Okay, well our first wild mammal sighting then.
Preston: Actually, I’m pretty sure bats are mammals.
Me: Okay, well our first cute wild mammal sighting then.
Preston: Didn’t you call the bats cute when you were looking them up in the field guide just yesterday?
Me: Yes, but I was lying to try to make myself feel better about sharing space with them. Bunnies are cute and bats aren’t.