Evan: Mommy, I like snakes. Can you tell me a story about snakes?
Me: Yes, just give me a second to finish cutting up Seanny’s steak. Ok, Once upon a time there were three snakes.
Evan: No, no, Mommy, not three snakes. How about one snake? Ok, three snakes.
Me: Once upon a time there were three snakes, and they were best friends.
Evan: No, not friends. Ok, best friends.
Me: And one day they decided to go out on an adventure. Where did they go? (To the zoo or Disneyland)
Evan: They were going to Halloween. They needed costumes. And Mommy Snake went to get them costumes. They needed costumes. Mommy Snake bought them costumes.
Me: What was the first snake?
Evan: It was a witch!
Me: What was the second snake?
Evan: It was a ghost!
Me: What was the third snake?
Evan: I don’t know. It was a Halloween pumpkin!
Me: What did they do?
Evan: The Mommy Snake and the three Snakes went to Halloween. And the Mommy Snake and the three Snakes went to a Halloween castle. And they knocked. And Daddy opened the door and said, “Happy Halloween, Mommy –“
Me: That was a good story.
Evan: “and Happy Halloween, Snakes! Have some candy!” Then they all had candy! The End!
Me: That was a very good story, Evan. Try the rice; you like rice.