At lunch Cal was munching on some string cheese when he posed the deep question, "Mommy, why do you think they call it 'string cheese'?"
Knowing that a half thought out answer can - and often does - come back to bite me in the bum for at least a half hour, I gave it some thought.
"Well, because when you eat it, it peels off like a million little strings." (Whew. Good. That ought to satisfy him...for now.)
Cal looked at the string cheese and looked at me with a face that conveyed disbelief at how dumb his mother is.
"Uh", he said just a little sarcastically, "Or maybe it's because it's made of cheese."
Well, hello Captain Obvious.