A little while back my sister was here, one of many sisters. In order to protect said sister from major embarrassment, I will keep her name private. She was watching Curly play with her Little People Noah's Ark and we were talking about the animals that went on the ark.
Sister: "There was a dragon on the ark?!?"
Allow me to mention that the Handsome likes all things fantasy and has dragons and Ogres and all sorts of crazy things mixed in with the kid's toys. The dragon had been part of a gift that someone gave him at work before we even had kids and he just threw it in with the ark since it was a Little People dragon.
Me: "Yeah. Didn't you know that!? That's why dragons went extinct. Only one of them made it into the ark." This being because there was only one dragon as opposed to the other animals that were in pairs going with the story of the ark.
Sister, with major excitement over this new revelation: "No! I can't believe I never knew that! It totally makes sense though. That's why dragons went extinct...DUH."
Other sister and I are laughing at her at this point.
Me: "I was just joking. There were no dragons in the ark."
Sister: "Well, what happened to them?"
Me: "Uhhh...well, unless you are asking Handsome, they never really existed."
Sister: "Oh." She proceeded to laugh at herself with us.
No worries. This sister did think it was funny afterward. And I made sure to tell her the true story right away. We wouldn't want her to go telling the little children at church that there had been a dragon on the ark.
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