This happened last week...
Ruthie (5 years): "We caught the bank robber!" (Holding out her hand with the imaginary bank robber in it).
Me: "Good job! What are you going to do with him?"
Ruthie: "Give him swats and put him in jail." (Heads back upstairs with the bank robber).
Later, after lunch, while putting Asher (2 years) down for a nap...
Me: "Climb into bed, it's time for a nap."
Asher: "I can't."
Me: "Why not?"
Asher: "There's a bank robber in there!"
Of course! I should have known! I pick up the (still imaginary) bank robber and set him in the desk chair; Asher climbs into his crib and takes a nap.
Later, after putting Asher and Ruthie to bed, I still hear Asher...and still hear Asher.
Me: "Asher, it is time to be quiet and go to sleep."
Asher: "No, there's a bank robber!"
Me: "Where do I need to put the bank robber?"
Asher: "Under your bed."
I pick up the bank robber and put him under our bed. Asher goes to sleep. I should have known, right?! You can't go to sleep with a bank robber sitting in the desk chair!
Funny thing is, we haven't heard anything about a bank robber since!
I wonder if he is still under our bed?