If you turn off the radio while driving your first-grader to school, you may have a conversation like this:
"Mom, can we mummify some of our pets?" (Our sole pet is a parakeet, by the way.)
"Please? I'll hook out the brains."
"And Dad can remove the organs, such as the liver and lungs!"
"Probably not going to happen."
"Dylan can salt the body and let it sit for 40 days. All you have to do is rub it with scented (she pronounced it 'seen-ted') oils."
"We'll worry about it when the time comes."
I guess she likes the book about mummies I bought her for Christmas. Hopefully the parakeet doesn't die for a few more years.