Tonight at bedtime Mickey asked me to tell him a story. So I start out like I usually do:
Once upon a time there were two little boys named...
Mickey and Alex.
Okay, Mickey and Alex. And Mickey and Alex were going on an adventure.
No, a trip.
Mickey and Alex were going on a trip. To the beach.
No, I don't like the beach.
Why don't you like the beach?
Because there's fish that swim in the beach water.
Yes, but they don't swim by the people. They like to swim by themselves.
So Mickey and Alex are going on a trip. Where do you think they would like to go?
Well, they can't go without a grown-up.
What grown-up will they take with them?
Mommy and Daddy.
Okay. So Mickey and Alex are going on a trip and they're taking their mommy and daddy with them. Where are they going?
On a rocketship.
What will they do on the rocketship?
They won't have any toys. But they'll have a play area for us.
What will mommy and daddy do on the rocketship?
Where will we sleep on the rocketship?
Well, we'll stay at the place where they make rocketships.
What will we eat while we're at the rocketship?
Well, we'll drive to get something and then come back to the rocketship.
How long will we stay at the place where they make rockets?
Four nights. Then we'll come home.
...and they say making up bedtime stories is hard.