Hank: Excuse me?
Me: Diga (tell me).
Hank: This drawer in my Playmobil camper is stuck. Papa says his hands are too big and wants you to try.
Me: My hands are tiny. (flexing fingers) Let me have a look. (it is stuck) WOW! (it is extremely stuck) Hank, do you have superglue?
Me: Are you sure?
Hank: There is no superglue in my room.
Me: (frustrated) Ok. You are going to have to make a choice: Katy Perry or me getting this drawer open. I can only do one annoying thing at a time.
Hank: Drawer, please.
Me: (turning off ROAR which has been playing on repeat for an hour)
Hank: Can I help?
Me: What did you put in this drawer?
Hank: I have no idea. I have not opened it for days.
Me: I need unconventional MacGyver tools.
Me: … paper clips, magnifying glass, lard, pipe cleaners, a flashlight that can be held in my teeth, tesoura (scissors), gum, duct tape, can of air, and Mentos.
Me: This is so very stuck and frustrating it will require candy.
Hank: I will get all the things.
Hank: During the movie last night the adultos (adults) were all so scared. If I saw a dragon I wouldn’t be scared. They are special and magic and bring you luck!
Me: That is a true thing. And all of those adultos owe Pete an apology, because they didn’t believe his dragon was real.
Hank: And the dragon helps them light the…
Hank: Yes! Mama, is that movie a DVD?
Me: Pete’s Dragon? You bet! It’s a classic.
Hank: Mama, may I get up for just one minute and do small dance?
Me: “They passed the greengrocer…” Do you know what a greengrocer is?
Me: Uma Frutaria.
Hank: Ok. (whispers) Keep going I want to get to Miss Honey’s… What’s it called again?
Me: Cottage. A cottage is a cute, small home normally on a farm or in the woods.
Hank: I want to go there in my imagination. I am so excited.
Me: “They passed the greengrocer with his window full of apples and oranges, and the butcher with bloody lumps of meat on display and naked chickens hanging up…” (giggling)
Hank: WHAT? Naked chickens?!? (laughing)
Me: (holding in the hilarity) Think about it.
Hank: Wait… you mean (hysterical) They are naked because they have no feathers?!
Me: (doubled over the book rioting in laughter) EXACTLY! They’re totally naked CHICKENS! I never thought of that before.
Hank: (positively purple) Naked Chickens!!!!!
Me: (tears streaming down my face)
Hank: I love this BOOK!!!