Just to give you some background on this story, we do not have a dog, nor have ever had a dog, nor do we intend to get one in the near future.
We are driving down the road to meet Daddy at Target. Avery had been worried about buying Mommy a Christmas gift and we had not had time, so we were on our way to do that.
Avery: I want to get daddy a present too.
Mommy: You already got Daddy a present. You got him fire, remember. (fire: another long story)
Avery: I want to get Daddy two presents.
Mommy: Ok, what do you want to get him?
Avery: *Pause* (with hand strategically placed on his chin)
THEN (Avery looks up like he just had a brilliant light-bulb moment)
Avery: I WANT TO GET DADDY A GATE!
Mommy: Why do you want to get Daddy a gate?
Avery: I want to get a gate to keep our dog in.
Mommy: We don't have a dog.
Avery: Our dog died but we can get another dog.
Mommy: Are you making up stories again?
Avery: *giggle* I make up stories all the time
Mommy: Apparently. :-)
Another day in our household.