Just before naptime, after finishing another reading of Where the Wild Things Are . . .
Jack: "Mom, I think Max didn’t know where he was going in the boat."
Me: "I think you’re right. He didn’t know where he was sailing, and he just sailed and sailed until he ran into the wild things. I would be a little scared if I ran into the wild things, all alone in my boat."
"Yes. I would be a little scared, too. But Daddy wouldn’t be scared."
"I bet he wouldn’t. He would know just what to do."
"Yes. Daddy would know just what to do. He would kick their butts."