Setting - Last night Tyrus and I were curled up together in the recliner. We both had our legs pulled up and Lulu was sitting in my lap. She was on her back and Tyrus and I were rubbing her belly. Here is our conversation:
Ty: "Mama, why does Lulu keep closing her eyes?"
Me: "Do you mean why does she blink?"
Ty: "What is blinking?"
Me: "Well, have you ever realized that you blink your eyes too?"
Me: "Try to hold your eyes open as long as you can."
Then I sit and watch him try to hold his eyes open. After about 4 seconds, he blinks...
Me: "See? You do the same thing that Lulu does."
Me: "Well, when your eyes are exposed to the world they start to dry out. You blink in order to keep them moist."
Ty: "Mama? What does expose mean?"
Me: "It means that your eyes are open."
Then we had a contest on who could keep their eyes open the longest. He didn't win, but I wish I could remember how funny he thought it was. Full of giggles...that's my Tyrus.