Child Harbat: “Babbo, I want you to tell me a story tonight but not like you usually tell it.”
Me [acting innocent]: “Oh, like how?”
CH: “Okay, I’m going to tell you but this ISN’T the story for tonight. Okay?”
CH: “Once upon a time there was a banana. And its name was tomato. THE END!”
Me: “I liked that story! But okay, here’s a real story. Once upon a time, three animals decided to open a pet shop. There was a giraffe, who was good at getting things off the top shelf, a rat, who was good at burrowing through the garbage, and a polar bear, who was white and made things cold. But none of them had any business management or accounting skills and the shop shut down within a month. The end.
CH [scowling]: “Babbo, that was a banana story!”
Me: “Night night!”