Emerson: Hi Mama! What are you doing outside?
Me: I just finished scooping all the poop from the backyard.
Emerson: What? You mean there is NO poop out here at all?
Me: That’s right.
Emerson: Oh man! I better hurry up and poop right away. Some animal might come by & think that no one lives here.
Me: Holy schnikies Emerson, what did you eat?! I can smell that on the other side of the yard!
Emerson: Of course you can! It has to make up for a whole yard full of poop so I had to make sure it was EXTRA stinky. How do YOU let other people know someone lives in a house?
Me: We usually just put our names on the mailbox.
Emerson: People are weird.
**Original post from November 13, 2011