Caroline walked downstairs and asked, out of the blue, "Mama, is it true that people turn into skeletons after they're dead?"
I confirmed that it takes a long time, but yes eventually all that is left of any formerly living creature is bones.
"So when you get really, really old and then you die, you turn into a skeleton."
I tried to figure out how to best address this without going into more detail about cremation or embalming, when she interrupted.
"And then you get spooOOOOOOooooOOOoky!"