Melina: crying, gesturing wildly and emphatically THERE was a SNAKE in my BED. It was trying to EAT me!
Mommy: Was it a nightmare?
Mommy: Do you need to stay in Mommy's bed for a few minutes?
Devon: Mommy, is the YMCA the North Pole?
Mommy: No, Devon, they set up the room for Santa to remind people of the North Pole.
Devon: Mommy, does Santa live at Kilby Cream and eat ice cream all day?
Mommy: Well, remember that Santa is real in the same way that Veggietales and Spiderman and Thomas the Train are real, Devon. He's real in movies and he's real dressed up and we can sit on his lap and have fun and use our imaginations. But he's not real in the way that Devon and the Baby Jesus are real.
Devon: blank stare Spiderman isn't real?
Mommy: No, not really, sweetie.
Devon: But I'm a RescueBot.
Mommy: Yes, you are.
Devon: When I lived in Florida, I didn't know I was an emergency responder. I hadn't started to Transform yet. I was too little.
Yep, our son has a FIRM grasp on reality....
Devon: What about in Polar Express movie where the bell rings when the boy believes in Santa. Do all the bells in our house not ring because Santa isn't real?
Mommy: No, all the bells in our house don't ring because you've pulled them all apart and the ringers fell out.