Tornado E: My teacher says there are no ninjas in fairy tales.
Me: Maybe she’s thinking of the wrong fairy tales. Maybe we should look in Chinese or Japanese fairy tales.
Tornado E: No. She said there weren’t any.
Me: Then we should write some. Would you like to write some fairy tales about ninjas with me?
Tornado E: You should write them! Then you can be a famous writer as well as my Mommy!
Me: That’s not a bad idea.
Wait a minute.
Me: Tornado E, do you know what I went to college for? Do you know what I went to school to learn to do?
Tornado E: No.
Me: I went to school to learn to write, to become a writer.
Tornado E: I don’t want to be a writer when I grow up. Ok?
Me: (chuckling) You can do whatever you want when you grow up.