Rooby: What is throw up made of?
Me: Well, it’s food that has been partially digested in your stomach, but instead of going all the way through, it comes back up.
Rooby: Because there’s something wrong with your stomach?
Me: Yes, sometimes.
Rooby: What is “digested”?
Me: It’s how your body breaks the food down for nutrients.
Rooby: And if it goes one way it becomes poop, but if it goes the other way it becomes throw up?
Rooby: Because it made the wrong decision.
Rooby: Ruby [Gloom] has a crush on Skull Boy.
Me: What does it mean to “have a crush” on someone?
Rooby: It means that she feels like she wants to marry him. She just feels that way; she doesn’t actually want to.
Rooby: Are you the boss at your work?
Me: Well, I’m…a professor.
Rooby, disappointed: Awwwwww.
Rooby, brightening: Wait, is that even more important?
“I had a dream that I found eyeballs on the climber and brains under the woodchips at school. I loved the brains because they were so squishy. I told all my friends to look for the brains and Alice found them.”
Me: What do you think he’s thinking about?
Rooby: I thought he was thinking about being in the world. What do you think he’s thinking about?
Me: I thought maybe he was thinking about all the people walking by in the street.
Rooby: I thought he was thinking about himself walking by in the street.
Me: It that a drawing of you?
Rooby: No, it’s just a drawing of what I felt like on the first day of school.
Rooby: See? Happy and scared.
Rooby: Can’t we just take George to the toyshop and they will fix him?
Me: It seems like we should be able to, but our toyshops don’t really work like that.
Rooby: But someone made him, so they know how to fix him.
Me: Yes, but we don’t know who made him.
Rooby: I know who made him!