On today’s episode of Conversations With Small Children…
The two small children have just walked through the door from school. Both look exhausted as they place their backpacks on the hooks and their shoes in the closet.
Mother arrives home from work a few moments later ready to fuss at them for not putting away their things. She sees that their things are put away and that they are heading up the stairs to clean their rooms. Half way up the stairs she ask, “So what did you do at school today?”
“Nothing.” reply the small children
“Well how was lunch?” inquires the mother, “Did you like your button cookies I packed for dessert?”
“Yup!” said the second of the small children
Sensing that nothing of consequence had happened that day at school the mother allows the children to head up to their room.
The mother begins tidying up the living room when she is interrupted by the voice of a small child.
“Mom, I forgot to tell you…at recess today we played that we were animals. I was a Lion!” says the small child.
“Really. That’s very interesting.” replies the mother, “And what did you do when you were the lion?”
“Well,” begins the small child, “I chase the other animals around the playground and today I actually caught one!”
“What kind of animal did you catch today?” mother asks.
“I caught a Cantaloupe! You know, mom, one of those animals that runs really fast. She tried really hard to get away mom, but I was faster.” replied the small child.
With that the small child skipped back up to her room.
The mother smiled, knowing that her little lion would protect the family from any cantaloupes that might try to get in.
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