Daddy’s been traveling a bit lately.
Today he called the boy. They chatted a while. Their conversation went something like this:
Daddy: I have a monkey in the car. Would you like to hear it? (Daddy makes monkey noises.)
Boy (giggling and screaming): You don’t have a monkey in the car!
Daddy: I also have an elephant in the car. He’d also like to say hi to you. (Daddy makes elephant noises.)
Boy (still giggling and screaming): You don’t have an elephant in the car. It wouldn’t fit!
Boy: Cars can’t talk.
Daddy: What about Lightening McQueen?
Boy: Oh, that’s right. Some cars CAN talk. (Boy begins naming every character from both Disney Cars movies.)
A short eternity later…
Boy: And Flo can talk, and Mater can talk…
Daddy: Uh huh. Oh yeah. Is that right?
Boy: And Holly Shiftwell can talk…
At this particular point in the conversation, yours truly reporting live, mentally signed off.
Sad but true.