This happened yesterday...
Ruthie (5 years): "Hi Mom! I just got back from California."
Me: "Oh, what were you doing in California?"
Ruthie: "Looking at dragons. Can we get a dragon?"
Me: "I don't think we have room for a dragon."
Ruthie: "It can live with the goats. This dragon is nice to goats."
We don't have goats yet, just plans for goats.
Me: "I don't think there is room for dragon and goats." Dragons are really big, right?...like dinosaurs.
Ruthie: "Yeah there is. Dragons are only this big." Ruthie goes over to the growth chart and holds up her hands by the one-and-a-half foot mark.
Me: "Oh. What will the dragon eat?"
Ruthie: "I ordered dragon food. Oh look! There it is!" Ruthie runs outside to get the dragon food from the mailbox.
I guess you CAN order anything through the internet!
Me: "I think we should ask Daddy when he gets home."
Ruthie: "OK. They are coming tonight."
Me: "We haven't asked Daddy yet!"
Ruthie: "Let's call Daddy and ask him!"
Me: "No, we'll just wait until he gets home." We don't need to call him at work to ask about a pretend dragon.
Of course, Daddy says yes...who wouldn't say yes to a small, pretend dragon!
Oh yeah, the dragon is blue, dark blue.
Linking to Modest Monday at The Modest Mom Blog.