The conversation went something like this.
Farmgirl: "Quick Mum, we have to rescue Kim."
Me: "She's fine darling, just going for a run."
Farmgirl: "But The Mist Monster will get her."
Me: "There is no such thing as The Mist Monster."
Farmgirl: "But why is she running away? She must be running away from a monster"
Farmgirl was genuinely quite concerned, so I went on and tried to explain that sometimes grown ups run for exercise. This concept was obviously not meeting her approval. Eventually I gave in and said K was running "just for fun." Farmgirl obviously approved of running for fun because she nodded her head. Then looking a bit perplexed she looked out the window and said.
"Doesn't look very fun. That Mist Monster could be anywhere."
Given that it was freezing cold and the mist was very thick, I had to agree that it actually looked decidedly unfun. In the end I gave in to Farmgirl and we went and checked Kim was OK later. She thought it was hilarious and was able to reassure Farmgirl that she hadn't seen The Mist Monster at all.
|Farmgirl Understands Running "Just For Fun"|
I hope everyone is having a great Thursday. We finished seeding last night and I am super excited!