Sammi: "Hey Daddy, why didn't the skeleton cross the road?"
Me (looking up): "Uh what?"
Sammi (sighing): "Why didn't the skeleton cross the road???"
Sammi (cracking up): "Because he didn't have the guts! Get it? Skeletons don't have guts - they are just bones!"
Me: "Good one!"
I went back to working with Sammi sitting quietly next to me for a few minutes.
Sammi (breaking the silence): "Hey Dad?"
Me: "What is it Honey?"
Sammi: "Why doesn't Dracula have any friends?"
Me: "Hmmm... I'm not sure. Why?"
Sammi: "Because he's such a pain in the neck! Get it? He bites people in the neck!"
Me (setting the laptop aside): "Awesome! Tell me some more."
Sammi: "Okay. What is a ghost's favorite fruit?"
Me: "I know - booberries!"
Sammi: "Nope. Boo-nanas!"
Me (laughing): "Great jokes Sweetie, but why all the scary monster jokes? "
Sammi: "Because there is a very special holiday coming up."
Me: "We tell monster jokes at Thanksgiving?"
Sammi: "No silly! My favorite holiday."
Sammi (punching me in the arm): "No! The holiday where we get lots of candy and there are scary things everywhere."
Me: "Ohhh... Valentine's Day. Why didn't you just say so?"
Sammi (rolling over giggling): "No Daddy - HALLOWEEN is coming up!"
Me: "Oh yeah, Halloween. So what are you going to dress up as this year?"
Sammi: "I'm not sure, probably something very scary."
Me: "What about a princess?" (knowing full well that she would never go as a princess) "Princesses are scary."
Sammi: "A princess?!? No way! Lots of girls go as princesses while the boys get to be cool stuff!"
Me: "So what are you going to be then?"
Sammi: "Well, I was going to be a ninja with a cool sword or a scary pirate, but remember when I was an alien last year?"
Sammi: "Well, everybody thought I was a boy. If I go as a pirate or a ninja this year, people might think I'm a boy again. I guess I will go as a witch. That way people will know that I'm a girl, but I will still scare them."
Me: "Good idea."
Sammi (cutting me off): "...or maybe I'll go as you first thing in the morning - that's pretty scary."
|My little monster getting ready for Halloween!|