My first post, yay! phicksur
(in a locked post, quoted with permission) had some interesting chats with his son. (Names changed by request)
Marvin: "Hey! There's a mouse in that vase?"
Phicksur: "Yes. Daddy caught it in the kitchen and I don't know what I should do with it."
Marvin: "We should keep it."
Marvin: "Because I love him. He's my best buddy!"
Phicksur: "You just met him. He's just a mouse."
Marvin: "Can I name him?"
Phicksur: "I would prefer you not."
Marvin: "I'll name him..... HotRod!"
Phicksur: "Ok, looks like he's family now."
Marvin: "Can I play with these?" (takes some magnets off the fridge)
Phicksur: "Sure, just keep them next to the refrigerator."
Phicksur: "Because if you take them too far from the fridge they might explode."
**Marvin looks at magnets, sits down in front of fridge, wondering 'how far is too far'?**
Phicksur: "Yes, Marvin?"
Marvin: "I don't want to play with these any more."
Phicksur: "Ok, just put them back on the fridge."
Marvin: (Puts magnets back on the refrigerator and goes back to playing with his toys.)
(I have WAY too many computer components around the house for him to be playing with magnets.)