No, it’s really an egg

(Blue is holding an egg he dyed at school.)

Me: You know you can eat that egg?

Blue: Huh??

Me: You can eat that. That’s an egg.

Red: No you can’t, mom. You can eat what’s in these (Pointing to his plastic eggs), but not that one. That one not real.

Me: Yes it is. That’s a real egg.

Red: Shake it, Blue, shake it.
(As Blue starts to shake it.) See mom, it not got anything in it.

Me: No, bud. It’s a REAL egg. It’s not full of candy. It’s a, “good for you,” egg.

Blue: (Staring at me blindly)

Red: Yuck. Boy, put it in the garbage. It not candy.