"Mom, I love you."
"Love you too Jack. I hope I don't get sucked up by Mars. Remember when we saw that (not so great) movie? Mars needs Moms?"
"Just kidding sweetie. No one here is going to another planet. You are stuck with me for the long haul, sorry. I'm going to go make lunches, Jack. I'll stop back by in 5 to say goodnight."
Five minutes later . . .
"Mom, I've got something to tell you."
"Mars doesn't really need Moms. Suns (Sons) need Moms."
Smile. "Great one, J. Fantastic. I'm here for that. Night, sweet dreams."
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