Setting: My oldest son's bedroom, getting ready for bed. He just turned 3
Son: Daddy, I have idea!
Me: Really? What's your idea son?
Son: You, Mommy and Justy (his younger brother) all leave house. I stay here by self with Winny (our dog).
Me: Oh? You want to live here alone with the dog?
Son: Ya! I stay by myself with dog. You go way!
Me: Sounds fun, but who's going to make your lunch?
Son furrows brow and ponders a minute.
Son: OK, Mommy can stay too!