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Tuesday, June 13, 2006
Clap... And They Will Come
Looking out the window in ST's bedroom, 9:20pm tonight.
ST: Mom! I see a star. I think it's Venus.
Me: Yes, you're right. That is Venus. Good memory.
ST: Aliens live on Venus.
Me: How do you know that?
ST: Emily [girl at daycare] told me. And a rocketship can come and take us there.
Me: Really? How will the rocketship know to come and get us?
ST: You just clap really loud [he claps] and then the rocket will come. And then you can visit the aliens on Venus.
Me: Well, you just clapped, and there's no rocketship coming. I wonder why?
ST: I'll clap again. [He claps incessantly.]
After a whole bunch of clapping and no rocketship, I put ST to bed and go to my office across the hall. I hear him slip out of bed and tiptoe back to his open window. Suddenly, I hear him screaming out the window and into the quiet neighborhood:
ST:Aliens! COME AND GET ME! I DO NOT WANT TO GO TO BED!