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I got it in a story

8 Sep

Today, after reading Dear Zoo, the kids and I were taking turns telling the group what kinds of pets we have at home. There were the usual dogs and cats, and some sad-faced kids who said they didn’t have any animals at home. One young man, however, said this:

“I have a crocodile.”

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“Oh? You do?” I replied.

“Yes. I got it in a story.”

Thinking I had heard him wrong, or he’d meant something else, I corrected him: “You got it in a store?”

“Yes,” he replied, “I got it in a story.”

Kids will often say they have unusual things at home, like dinosaurs, or rocketships.  So saying he had a crocodile at home wasn’t all that strange.  However, the thing is, he really DID mean he got it in a story. NOT a store. After further questioning, he said he had a bear too, and they were in a book.  His pets were in a book.

Anything is possible in stories. Even having a crocodile as a pet.

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