The Childhood World Of Make-Believe

| Related | September 13, 2013

(My 10-year-old daughter is attending a summer bible school. Today they have done face painting. In the evening she comes into my bedroom after her bath, and I notice that she still has black paint on the sides of her face, so I tell her to go rewash her face.)

Daughter: “We can pretend it’s hair!”

Me: “No, you don’t have sideburns!”

Daughter: “We can tell people it’s bruises!”

Me: “NO! People will think we beat you!”

Daughter: “It’s okay; I’ll tell them I fell.”

Me: “That’s the excuse everyone uses!”

Daughter: *whispers* “I can make them believe it…”

(I’m not sure if I’m impressed or terrified.)

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