Meriam: I don't want to use these weird syrups!
Me: They aren't weird. They're the real deal, made from the maple trees in Canada and Minnesota.
Meriam: What?? This syrup is from trees? I am eating.... TREE JUICE??? eeewwww!
Me: That's what syrup is.
Meriam: I thought it was sugar, water, and flavoring.
Me: Yeah that's what it is if it is artificially flavored syrup.
Meriam: So you're telling me that if I grow a maple tree in the backyard I can make my own syrup?
Me: Yeah if you know how to tap it.
Meriam: Well.... how do I tap in to the system??
Me: (head shake)