“Dad? You know that song ‘Jingle Bells’?”

“Yep.”

“Well…why did Robin lay an egg?”

It took me a second. “Oh. Because a robin is a bird.”

“But he doesn’t look like a bird.”

“No – he’s supposed to look like Robin Hood. When he was trying to figure out his superhero identity, he thought that Robin Hood was cool, so he called himself Robin.” (I have no idea if this is Canon; Frank Miller postulated this in his All-Star Batman and Robin series, and yes, I am somewhat ashamed that I know that.)

“Was Robin Hood a knight?”

“Well, he was a lord, which was kind of like a knight.”

“Did Robin Hood lay eggs?”

“Not that we’re aware of.”

“Oh. JINGLE BELLS BATMAN SMELLS ROBIN LAID AN EGG BATMOBILE LOST A WHEEL AND JOKER GOT AWAAAAAAAAY!” Hysterical laughter from the backseat. “Dad?”

“Yes.”

“Do you like my ‘Jingle Bells’ song?”

“Well, I suppose that in its own way, it’s a classic.”

“I think it’s funny. Because it’s BATMAN. And he SMELLS!”

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