Recent conversation with my almost-not-four-years-old-anymore son:
George: "Mom, 'E' (a classmate) invited me to her birthday party at school today!"
Me: "Oh, wow! If you get an invitation I will take you. It will be fun!"
George: "I'm so excited!"
Me: "Me too!"
George: "She told me it is going to be a princess party."
Me: "A princess party?"
George: "Uh, yeah. Princess."
Me: "Honey, don't be sad, but I bet her party is just for girls."
George: "But she said I could go!"
Me: "I think she was trying to be nice, but I bet her mommy is sending invitations to just girls."
George: "Well, what do you do at a princess party?"
Me: "Oh, the girls will probably wear pretty dresses and wear tiaras. I think everything will be pink and glittery."
George: (long sigh) "But mom, I'll do anything for cake."