While babysitting I had a great conversations with a friend's 4 year old niece that went a little something like this...
Alyssa: You should come get ice cream with me soon!
Me: That sounds like a lot of fun! We should do that soon if I'm not working too much
Alyssa: You work??!!!
Alyssa: What do you do?
Me: I'm a nurse, I take care of sick people in the hospital
Alyssa: How can you be a nurse if you are still a kid?
Me: I'm not a kid anymore, I'm a grownup like your mommy and daddy and uncle Brian
Alyssa: And uncle Patrick?
Me: Yeah, well actually uncle Patrick is a few years younger than me
Alyssa: No he I'snt! If you are a grown up why aren't you married?
Me: (shit.) Well, I just haven't gotten married yet. I had to focus on graduating high school and college and nursing school, which is very important to do before you get married.
Alyssa: Has anyone asked you?
Me: er...no. But I'm sure someday somebody will ask me!
Alyssa: Is something wrong with you? Why doesn't anyone want to marry you?
Me: (fuck.) I just haven't gotten married yet. Uncle Brian is a grown up and he isn't married yet.
Alyssa: But uncle Brian is a boy so it's ok.
Me: I see...
Alyssa: That's ok! you can come to my wedding when I get married and I'll let you wear a really pretty dress so you don't feel sad.
Me: *sigh* Thanks, Alyssa, that's really sweet of you.
At least she didn't ask me about sex.