Back of the van discussions:
Zach: Mom, for some reason I have a hard time remembering which are the ravens and which are the crows.
Me: The ravens are bigger and they are the ones that stay here all winter.
Gabe: Oh, so the ravens are the ones that I talk to?
Zach: Yes, because you’ve been talking to them all winter.
Me (thinking, “where have I been?”): Oh really? You talk to them?
Gabe and Zach: Oh yes.
Gabe: Whenever I’m outside I do this: [Here he demonstrates a commendable raven call!]
Me: And do they answer you?
Zach: Yeah, they do.
Gabe: We keep talking back and forth.