In preparation for her little sister's arrival in a couple weeks, we did our big sister/big brother class at the hospital yesterday. She was the youngest there, by far, but also the most outspoken and most likely to volunteer (I guess the 5+ age group doesn't like being embarrassed). She passed the hands-on parts of the course with flying colors -- holding, feeding, burping, shaking rattles but not shaking babies... all A+++.
When it came time for a tour of the mother-baby unit and the nursery, the class teacher asked the kids what they thought they'd see.
She raised her hand, was called on, and answered, "Some babies. And maybe some puppies and kittens too!"