I try for the Goldilocks approach to teaching: not too much, not too little. Sometimes I get it just right.
This morning over pancakes:
3yo Brighteyes: What's in those jars on the counter?
Daddy: That's something for Mommy and Daddy to cook with.
3yo Brighteyes: What is it?
Daddy: It's Texturized Soy Protein that's been flavored to taste like beef and chicken. It's --
3yo Brighteyes: What *is* it?
Mommy: Chicken-flavored beans and beef-flavored beans.