Rachel: My favorite part of the zoo was the ducks and the pigs and the Pea Hawks.
Mommy: Rachel, we didn't see any pigs, and it's peacock.
R: Oh yeah, well they were my favorites. Because they're pink.
M: Those were flamingos, sweetie.
Lillian: Mommy, are ALL the pea hawks pink, or just the girls?
Mommy: They're flamingos, and yes, they're all pink.
L: But why aren't the boy pea hawks blue?
M: Peacocks ARE blue. The flamingos are pink.
L: But why aren't the PINK pea hawks blue?
M: Because they're flamingos, and they're pink because... Something about what they eat. It makes them pink.
L: If I eat what pea hawks eat, will I turn pink?
M: Flamingos, and no. You're as pink as you're going to get.
R: I think the pink pea hawks looked like princess pea hawks.
R: Gramma even BOUGHT me a pea hawk.
L: I'm naming my pea hawk--
M: FLAMINGO! FLAMINGO FLAMINGO FLAMINGO!!!
L: OK! But I'm naming it Sleeping Beauty!
(Right about now, the word "flamingo" started sounding REALLY weird.)
R: I wish my pea hawk was real.
M: Rachel, honey. Focus. It's a FLAMINGO.
L: But mine's a pea hawk, right mommy?
M: Does yours look just like Rachel's?
M: Then it's a flamingo too.
L: Oh. Why?
M: *Openly weeping* I don't KNOOOWWWWW!!! Dear GOD MAKE THE TALKING STOP!!!