Factored for inflation.

Daddy?
he asked.
Are we poor, or are we wealthy?

We...
I said, pausing to give this question my full attention.
...are wealthy.

Oh.
he said.
We are?

Well,
I said.
Our lives are filled with rich experiences and rich conversations, so yes, we are rich with memories and love.

Oh.
he said.
Did you say we're rich with conversations?

Yes,
I said,
already preparing to move onto other things after giving our son an incredibly thought-provoking and holiday-appropriate response.
I did say something like that.

Well,
he said.
When a conversation is over, then you don't really have anything...it's just sort of done. I thought that if you were rich it means you have a lot of money.

Yeah.
I said.

There's that too.