Me: Look, kozhukattais! It’s Pillaiyar umachi‘s favourite food.
D: Will he eat it, amma?
Me: Yes! And then you can eat some too.
D: But I’m not an umachi!
Me: Today is Pillaiyar umachi‘s birthday, so we’re going to visit him at the temple.
D (thinks for a minute): How old is he?
Me (stumped): Uhm… I don’t know, baby. Thousands of years old.
D (firmly): No, I think he’s four or five years old.
Me : You’re right, you’re right.