We have four recent additions to our family. Four giraffes to be specific. Buckles, Boo Boo, Pinky and Frog are their names. We take these baby giraffes wherever we go. I have to open the hatch to let them jump into the car and remembering to let them out once we have arrived has turned into a new chore. The other day while at the library for storytime Kenzie suddenly remembered that the giraffes were in the car. I assured her that they were taking a nice nap and would be happy to see us when we were all done playing. Then I explained to my fellow storytime moms that I am not, in fact, keeping strange zoo animals prisoner in my station wagon.
The other day McKenzie asked me something about them, I can't remember what exactly. Something like, "Mommy are the giraffes sleeping." I responded with, "I don't know, honey, you're the one who can see them." She got a real kick out of this. She stopped short of laughing in my face when informing me, "Mommy, they're just pretend."