Evan: OOOOH, Tootles! (For those who don’t know, this is the mechanical helper called when the characters of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse need an item to help solve a problem. He magically appears, and I would like one.
Me: Oh! Tootles!
Evan: No! No, Mommy! Don’t say that! You’re Tootles! (Thanks for telling me, kid.)
Me: do-do-doo. (I’m trying to mimic the Tootles’s song.)
Evan examined the rocking horse that he named after my parents’ dog.
Evan: Tootles, we need food for Athena!
I ran into the kitchen to get some toy food from Evan’s kitchen. I grabbed a couple of carrots and a pear. I ran back still trying to imitate that song.
Evan: Thank you, Tootles. (He inspected the fruit.) Tootles, we need a knife! We need to cut the pear.
I ran back the toy kitchen and grabbed the wooden butcher knife. I ran back to Evan and handed him the knife.
Evan: Thank you, Tootles. (He cut the pear and half and fed it to Athena.) Tootles, we need a friend for Athena!
I ran and grabbed a toy animal. I hold out the rubber penguin for Evan’s inspection.
Evan: No, no, Tootles. That’s Koo-Koo the Penguin! We need a friend for Athena!
I ran back and grabbed another toy for Evan’s inspection.
Evan: Not Circle the Seahorse, Tootles! We need a friend for Athena!
Ok, what the hell do you want? What kind of friend does a horse need any ways? I humored him long enough as I increased my step-count.
Me: Ok, Evan, what kind of friend does Athena want?
Evan: Tootles doesn’t talk! We need a friend for Tootles!
Sonofa- I ran for the last toy I was planning to get. I presented Evan with his black stick horse.
Evan: Larkin! (The name of my brother’s dog.) That’s a perfect friend for Athena. Thank you, Tootles.