While sitting on his bed -
C: Don't let me fall through the crack, Mama.
Me: I won't - I'll keep you safe, sweetheart.
C: (Giving me a big hug) No, I'll keep you safe. We are both sweethearts.
C: Look - that's where they make sand and gravel. They can give gravel to people and they will say, "Thank you. I can use some of that."
Me: How are the kids in your class at school doing?
Me: Do you have any other kids you really like?
C: I like them all. But sometimes the girls cry for their mommies. (Said with an eye roll.)