Sweet Baby K was telling me the difference between fiction and non-fiction, something she learned at school.
Later on, she asked if the Muppets were fiction or non-fiction.
"I think they're fiction," I answered.
"But there are real people in it," she countered.
Since I had kept her home from school because her pinkeye has blossomed from just a little gunk in the corner of her eye to a swollen, red, oozing mess and I could not plausibly plead ignorance of her condition, I thought I should answer her honestly so the day could be slightly educational. I tried leading her to the right answer without telling her directly.
"The Muppets are puppets," I said, hoping I wasn't destroying her childlike belief in magic.
She gleefully exclaimed, "Then they're REAL!"
Childlike wonder win.