The kids are working on writing a procedure about how to make a sandwich. We are making a list of ingredients they might use. I write the word "bread" on the chart.
Girl: I don't hear an "a" in bread. You spelled it wrong!
Me: You're right, you can't hear the "a" but it is there. It is one of those crazy English words that break the rules.
Boy: If you take the word "bread" and replace the "a" with an "e" you get "breed".
Girl: That's not a word!
Boy: I think means something about making babies.
Girl (looking at me): Is he right?
Girl: How are babies made?
Me: That's something you should probably talk to Mom about.
Girl: I did. She won't tell me.
Me: Um, I think you'll have to wait until you are older then...
You just never know which way the conversation will go.