So the other day, she and Joel are having chats and I don't know how it came up but he's like, Are narwhals real or pretend?
Eleanor [with certainty]: PRETEND.
Joel: Actually, narwhals are real. They really exist in the world. What about unicorns?
Eleanor [with certainty]: REAL.
Joel: Actually, unicorns are just pretend! There are no real unicorns.
Eleanor [slightly less certain]: Horses are real, though.
Joel: Yes, horses are real. We saw some horses at the petting zoo.
Eleanor: I fed them some corns. [And then, very dubiously, very quietly] Zebras?
Because why would a stripey horse be real if the horned horse isn't? But the horned whale is? What a crazy world.