06 September 2004

snacktime conversations

As Claire was sitting at the kitchen counter tonight, having some yogurt and blueberries after a walk, she looked up at us and said, "Ooohh, dare's a monster."

Playing along, Laurel replied, "What kind of monster?"

"A kitchen monster!"

"Is it a friendly monster?" I asked.

"Noooo, scary monster."

"What do you think we should do about it?" we queried.

"Use magic," Claire replied.

"What kind of magic?"

"Wibbie da Pooh magic!"

"Oh. How does that kind of magic work?" Laurel asked.

It turns out to be the kind of magic that Madeline uses in the stories about her when she says, "Pooh, pooh" at scary things.

Claire ate a bit more and after a bit looked up and said, "Nudder monster!"

This time it apparently was a friendly monster that helps Daddy cook dinner, using its claws to mash potatoes. Clever monster.