The sun came out and the day looked promising, so we packed a lunch and all the camera stuff and we're heading out the farm driveway and, well, here's the conversation as I remember it:
Him: "George is so absorbent! Look at him."
Me: "Um, er, don't you mean observant?"
Him: "No. I mean he's absorbent. He's checking out everything and he's learning and soaking it all in like a sponge."
Me: "Oh-kay, honey."
Him: "He's absorbent. You know, like a sponge?"
Me: "Yes. I see."
Him: "See. I know what I'm talking about."