Recently I was trying to talk to Sammi about strangers while she sat at the table coloring a picture.
Me: "So, do you ever talk to strangers when you're not with one of your parents?"
Sammi: "Nope. NEVER talk to strangers."
Me: "Okay then - what if an old man comes up and asks you to help him find his lost puppy - do you help him?"
Me: "Sammi! No - that's a stranger - you shouldn't talk to strangers!"
Sammi: "An old man looking for a puppy isn't a stranger."
Me: "If you don't know who he is..."
Sammi (interrupting): "Daddy, his puppy is lost! Poor little puppy."
Sammi: "What if you had a cute little puppy that was lost and nobody would help you find him? Poor little cute puppy!"
Me: "But I'm not a stranger!"
Me (trying to regain control of the conversation): "Okay Sammi, can you tell me what a 'stranger' looks like then?"
Sammi: "Sure. Strangers look like pirates."
"Arrr! I be a stranger Matey!"