Benjy: You know my new favorite animal?
Benjy (scornfully): No, Mom. Although those things are pretty interesting.
Benjy: *thoughtful silence*.
Benjy: A buzzard is a bird, which is definitely in its favor. But -- no.
Me: I dunno, I give up.
Benjy: The alligator. Don't you just love those guys?
Me (laughing): Definitely not. They'd love to take a bite out of you, however.
Benjy (huffily): Well, I hope you RESPECT them. As animals.
Me: I sure do.
Benjy: You know, I may even look like one. What with my big teeth.
Me: Well, alligators ARE handsome animals. But you are handsomer.