Our family is slightly obsessed with the fantastic singing/dancing/rapping/comedy/movie-making duo called Rhett and Link. If you haven't seen any of their videos, take a moment to do so now.
I recommend The Facebook Song, The Taco Bell Drive Thru Song, or The ShamWow Song.
Mom: They're real people with wives and kids, just like our family.
Boy2: Do they sing songs all day?
Mom: Only when they're doing it to get ready for a video or to make a video. But not all the time.
Boy2: Do they live in the same place?
Mom: Well they probably live near each other, but they each have their own houses that their own families live in, kind of like *insert our friends names* live near us but not in the same house as us.
Boy2: Do they live *insert our city*?
Mom: No, they live in North Carolina, which is in the United States
Boy2: Can we go visit them some time?
Mom: Well, we can't just go visit them like we do our friends or cousins. Rhett and Link don't really know who we are, so we can't just go visit them. But if they ever come near us, we'll do everything we can to go see them.
Boy2 was satisfied with that answer and that was the end of the Rhett and Link discussion. Or so I thought.
I booked a hotel room in Niagara Falls this morning because of a sweet promotion that they have going on where I can get a fallsview room for $45. I went out to tell the kids, knowing that they'd be excited to sleep in a hotel with a pool...
Mom: Guess what guys.
Mom: In a few weeks, we're going to be staying in Niagara Falls at... a hotel! And it has a pool!!!
The older two had the appropriate response and oohed and aahed. The four year old, clearly with our two day old conversation in his mind, piped up with, "And we're going to meet Rhett and Link????"
(Maybe I can appease him with some Phat Dippin' in that hotel pool.)