Want to know if it's going to rain? Ask Sam.
Why don't babies talk when they are born? Ask Sam.
How does electricity work? Well, I thought I'd ask you, the Eldest informed me, but I'm going to ask Sam. He knows everything.
My child refuses to bring rainboots to school, unless Sam has confirmed that rain is expected. He trusts to the breadth and wisdom of Sam, and until recently, I was unaware the extent to which Sam was playing guru.
Sam knows everything, I was told. I have a lot of questions and things to learn about the world, and he tells me. pause. I have to ask him how buildings are built, he muses.
perhaps I can help? I ask, tentatively.
Yes, he says. And then I can check with Sam.
Ah. I do think that you know a lot of things, too. I suggest.
The Eldest thinks this over. I told Sam that he knows many more things than I do, and he said that I know many things that he doesn't know, I was informed. But I said that I don't think so, but Sam says it's true, and that's where the conversation ended.
yes. Sam says that I know things, so he is right, so I do.
It's cold outside, I cheerfully informed my offspring. You need mittens.
Said offspring cocked his head, thoughtfully. Did you check with Sam?