The Monsters Around Us
Friday, April 19, 2013

I don't know how the conversation started because, well, have you ever talked to a 7-year old? There's no telling why you're talking about anything. Ever. At all.


How it started, I don't know, but somehow Alexis decided to turn the conversation towards monsters while we were having dinner. We were on our own while the husband was at some concert. Which, by the way, I gave Alexis her choice of any restaurant in town. "Pick something special that we don't usually get," I told her.

Eat 'n Park. She picked Eat 'n Park.

Please send her Official Yinzer card in the mail. I do believe she has earned it.

ANYWAY (and I mean it this time).

The topic of conversations was monsters. For some reason, Alexis thought it was very important that she compile her list of the scariest monsters. I set my phone down and stopped trying to track the happenings in Boston as she explained her thoughts.

"Well, the scariest monster is Elmo," she said.

It wasn't what I expected, but I liked that answer. A lot.

"And the second scariest monster is Dora." YES. INDEED. I might have let her have #1, but still.

"Then it's Yo Gabba Gabba," she continued. I couldn't argue her thoughts there. At all.

"Annnnd ... " she drew out her sentence. "The fourth scariest monster on Earth is Maroon 5."

Ladies and gentlemen, could we please work on creating a world where those really are the scariest monsters we deal with?

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