The "Surprise" was always very imaginative as a little guy. I don't know why, he already had so many siblings to entertain him. But anyway, he would go off on his own and come up with some amazing things. As I have said, we have an unusual household, and we generally just take things in stride. A lot seems to occur when I head to the grocery store. HMMM.
Came home from shopping one day and walked out onto the deck. This was years before the table was shot. "Surprise" was probably only three or four. I immediately noticed a rope strung from the deck to a tree in the yard. Weird. I have a dryer - are you kidding, dry my clothes outside with this mob? Nothing was hanging from it. I was bewildered of course. So, I cautiously started asking each little human that walked through if they knew anything about that rope. (Keep in mind, no one EVER knows anything or does anything in our house.)
I never really thought to ask "Surprise" because he was so little. With all the others already interrogated and pleading ignorant, I went to the youngest. I was sure he would at least rat someone out. I was more than a little amused by the answer. He looked me straight in the eye and said, "Well, you know Godzilla lives in our pond." Now most adults would immediately dispute this with something like, "now you know Godzilla is just a movie and isn't real." But as I have said I have learned to just roll with it. So I simply said, "Really. I did not know that. What does that have to do with the rope?" Again, he looked me straight in the eye and very innocently said, "Well, if Godzilla decides to come to our house, he will get caught in the rope and we will be safe."
Can't argue with that logic. Thanks "Surprise" for always thinking these things through and keeping us safe! What would we have done without you?!!
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