I’m in the middle of giving my three-year-old her bath, talking about how close it is to Christmas Eve. She, of course, is getting VERY excited. They made “reindeer food” at her preschool, and she asked me if we could go sprinkle it in the yard after she gets out of the bath.
“No, sweetheart,” I say to her, “if we put it out now, it’ll get eaten by other animals.”
“Like what?” she asks.
“Well, like squirrels and birds.”
“Bathtubs? You think the bathtub is going to eat the reindeer food?”
“Do bathtubs eat anything else besides reindeer food?” I ask, my curiosity piqued.
“No”, she answers, a look of complete seriousness on her face.” But they eat LOTS of it!”