(After talking about what an author is, because Mary Englebreit is the author of the Queen of Christmas-the book we were reading.)
Jonathan: Mans can be authors, too!
Mommy: Yes they can! If you want, you can be an author when you grow up, and you can write books, too.
Jonathan: Maybe I can be a train engineer and then a farmer and then an author. I can be those three things! And then I can be back with you. So we can snuggle.