Gray asks me, O Great Mother Encyclopedia, in the freezer aisle, Do penguins have fur?
I half-pay attention and (off the top of my head) explain they have a special kind of feathers that keep them warm and help them swim fast.
I suggest that he would actually make a great penguin someday. He was absolutely insulted. Ew! GROSS. I will not be a penguin. They eat FISH! And I didn't think he was going to talk to me the rest of the grocery trip he was so offended. (Which would not be such a bad thing.) (He talks a lot.)
Trying to smooth things over, "Well, you could be the penguin that eats only hummus and vegetables. I am sure there are some penguins that are allergic to fish. You could be that penguin. (This makes the most sense anyway since Gray is allergic to everything.) What about that?"
I'll just be a steak penguin. With A-1 if they have it.