Me: "Uhhh... Sammi, do you want to come here and explain all this stuff in your backpack?"
Sammi (looking in her backpack like she doesn't see anything out of the ordinary): "What do you mean?"
Me: "What do I mean? What is all this stuff? Look, you've got tons of extra fruit snacks in here and..."
Sammi: "Well I had to bring all the extra fruit snacks because Little Pink Monkey had been getting very hungry in the backpack so he was sneaking out during snack time at school and taking everyone's snacks."
Me: "I guess that makes sense. We don't want him starving or taking other people's snacks. But why are you bringing the bunny?"
Sammi: "I had to bring Bunny because Little Pink Monkey was getting really lonely all by himself in the backpack - besides, he couldn't play cards all by himself."
Me (trying to keep a straight face): "Okay, I understand the snacks and the bunny and the cards. I'm guessing the books are for both of them to read in the backpack..."
Sammi (interrupting): "Yeah, if they don't have books to read, they sneak out at recess and go crazy."
Me: "So what's the deal with the shoes?"
Sammi: "I just love those sandals and I'm going to wear them at Grandma's house after she picks me up from school today."
Me: "Ohhh... I thought that they had something to do with Little Pink Monkey too."
Sammi: "Well - he has been sneaking out and nibbling on everyone's shoes in class during reading time, so I also brought the extra shoes in case he might want to nibble on them instead."
My daughter seems to have turned into a little girl version of Calvin and Hobbes.
Sammi and 'Little Pink Monkey'