Rooby: Mom, pretend I was a kitty and you found me under this blanket with all of these toys.
Me, peering under blanket: Oh, look at this kitty under here with all of these toys.
Rooby: Meow! Meow! Pretend you knew I liked to drink water so you named me Water-Likes.
Me: I can tell you like to drink water, so I’ll call you Water-Likes.
Me: Good Water-Likes.
Rooby, holding up John Lennon figure missing a hand: Pretend you saw this and his hand was with my parents who were killed.
Me: Oh, kitty, your John is missing a hand. Is it with your parents who were killed?
Rooby: Meow meow! Pretend that means yes.
Me: How sad.
Rooby, snuggling under the covers: Pretend I was making myself at home.
Me: Oh look, you’re making yourself at home. Would you like to live here with us, kitty?
Rooby: Meow meow meow! Ha, I tooted.
Me: Yes, I can tell.
Rooby: Can you smell it?
Rooby: Pretend I’m a tootster. That’s someone who toots.
Me: You sure are.
Rooby: It’s like a toaster, but different.