Today Mike asked me, "What color is a sapphire?"
"What's your birth month, Tom?" "June." "Your birthstone is pearl."
They were floored. But of course I know my birthstones.
As a kid, I loved to know my sisters' birthstones and zodiac signs, their teachers and their friends. And now I -- Mom and all my sisters and I -- love to hear every detail about their kids' birthdays and their peeps and their lives . . . anything, everything to learn the specific awesomeness and uniqueness of our clan, our kin.
But with Tom and Mike? I let them think it was magic.