Tonight, Kevin and Mikro were looking at books about dinosaurs and an archeology book. Which led to what is and is not an artifact, which led to ancient coins, and how long ago is 2,000 years anyway? Which led to place value, and efforts to concretize how big various quantities are.
Somewhere long the intellectual goat trails, this conversation occurred:
Kev-- You know there was a time before you, when mommy and daddy didn't have you yet. And there was a time before mommy and daddy were together as a family. And there was a time before mommy and daddy.
Mikro-- (Way too enthusiastically) And before that there were no people!