A little while ago the kids and I had this interesting exchange:
Me: "Hey, kids! Are you ready for lunch, or are you still full from snack?"
Kids (collectively): "We're okay."
Me: "Are you sure? I don't want any meltdowns."
Kids: "We're sure."
Pen: "Yeah. We're just having fun playing pigeon."
Me: "Erm.... pigeon?"
Bud and Ginger: "Yeah. We're pretending to be pigeons!"
Big: "So we have to wear big shirts."
I finally called them to lunch about 1/2 hour later and called out, "Pigeons, time for lunch!" They all looked at me oddly and said, "We're not pigeons, we're people." Silly me. I guess I was fooled by the fact that they're still wearing big shirts.