Makoto and The Flyswatter–a True Story

You know how kids like to role-play?  For example, “Mommy, you be the bad guy; I’m the police.”  Or “Mommy, you be a corrupt politician and I’ll be an angry voter.”

Well, the other day–in all seriousness, this really did happen–Makoto walked up to mommy with a flyswatter behind his back.  (see illustration below)

Looking up at her with a straight face and wide eyes he said, “Mommy, you be a fly.”

Much to my dismay, mommy chose not to play his game.  As a result, I can’t tell you what happened next…

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