Having just shown our super worm, Thunder, to the class and introduced that he is in fact going to be going through metamorphosis soon while becoming a beetle.
Student A: "Ewww yuck."
Me: "Yes, we'll probably release him after. I don't want a beetle in our classroom."
Student B: "Nooooooo! I have him?"
Me: "Sure, you can take him home."
Student C: "Me too?"
Me: "You can share him, one week at B's house, one week at C's house."
*Student B and C whisper about how they are going to share custody*
Student D: "You could just cut him in half."
Me: "Then what would he be?"
Student D: *smiles* "Dead."
Almost a wise king moment. Almost.