It's no secret that threenagers suffer from a lot of bad press - the tantrums, the fierce desire for independence and the attitude (oh the attitude) making life somewhat tumultuous.
And yet it's also an utterly delightful age too - a time where innocence and wonder converge in the most magical of ways.
If you're currently knee-deep in nappies, and yet to discover this magic for yourself, allow me to introduce you to three-year-old Caleb, whose hilarious and deep answers to a Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA) have completely charmed the internet.
Dad, Matthew Clark, created the thread " I am three. Ask Me Anything" last week, inviting redditors to pose questions to his plucky threenager. And they responded - in droves.
Here are just some of the many highlights:
Where do you see yourself in five years?
"4." ("I've got bad news about the ageing process kiddo," one commenter wrote).
What is the meaning of life?
"You are ... Enjoy what you have and share what you can." ( Deep, very deep.)
What is your earliest memory?
What are your thoughts on naps?
"Grapes." (Seems legit).
I've been trying to make pasta olio e aglio several times but somehow I can't make the dish "pop". What do you suggest?
"Some cake." (Why didn't we think of this?)
How much wood would a wood chuck chuck if a wood chuck could chuck wood?
"I don't care." (Harsh but fair.)
Would you like to have a sister or a brother?
"Sister." ("I'm sure his brother feels really good right now," Caleb's dad said.)
How does the sun work?
"It takes a nap". (Pure poetry, Caleb. Pure poetry).
Why did you choose to be born?
"To say hi to Momma." (Our hearts!)
What is the one piece of advice you would give to adults?
"I need snacks." (Succinct and to the point. We like it.)
In an update to the post, Caleb's dad said that he was blown away by its popularity. "I expected maybe 20 or so questions," he said, adding, "Caleb should be able to get to them all but it may take a little time. Just got home from work and he's in time-out. He gets mad if ask too many questions during his cartoons but he'll answer some more tonight."
If you want to ask Caleb a question visit the thread. Or better yet - turn to your own three-year-old guru for the answers to life, the universe and everything. They might just surprise you.