This conversation just happened this evening in the car:
Ocean: When I get big to go to college, I'm not going to go to college.
Me: What will you do instead?
Me: Well college is school, but it's the kind of school where you go and live there and learn stuff.
I hear a sob and look in the rear view mirror to see Iris crying.
Me: Iris, what's wrong?
Iris: (chin quivering, tears now streaming) I don't want Ocean to leave!
Ocean: Well that's my choice, Iris.
Me: Ocean! She's sad... please be sweet to her.
Ocean: It's okay Iris.
Me: Iris, maybe you and Ocean could go live at college together, just the two of you.
Iris: (wailing) But I will miss YOU!
Me: Okay, okay... what if you guys go to Michigan and you can live in our basement. We'll get you some bunk beds and you can have an apartment down there.
O & I: Yeah!
Iris: We can have our own college in the basement!
Ocean: And we can draw ALL OVER the walls!