On Thursday morning, I had the following conversation with my six-year-old grandson as we ate breakfast at my house:
Zaya: Syrup on scrambled eggs is really good, Grandma. Want to try some?
Me: No thank you, Zay, I'm dieting and trying to avoid eating sugar.
Zaya: Oh. Well then what about fructose? (Pointing to my orange juice.)
Me: I'm not avoiding that. I'll eat fruit.
Zaya: Well what about lactose? (looking at the coffee creamer)
Me: I guess what I should have said was, I'm trying to avoid sucrose.
Zaya: Oh right. Ok.
He keeps me on my toes.