My son Willem (5): “What is that?”
Me: “It’s a puppet in Mop Dog. What does it look like?”
Willem: “A garden hose?”
Me: “That’s right! It’s also a snake.”
Willem: (chuckles) “Dad why are things always coming to life in your shows? Why is one thing becoming another thing?” (laughs again).
Me: “Well Willem, it’s a lot of fun to think this way and this is a cool thing about puppets. I think you also do this all the time when you play around, turning one thing into something else.”
Willem: (laughs)”Hmmm, yeah, I guess so.” He walks away.
Me: I smile, and then finish stitching on the $2 red gas hose that is both faucet and snake head…