Thinking.

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.

Toyshop.

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!

Me: Who?

Rooby: Elves.

Grown up.

Me: Here you go–your very own Presto card.

Rooby: My very own Presto card! And it’s for when I’m all grown up?

Me: Well, you need to use it now, so I guess you’re grown up now.

Rooby: Wow! Does that mean I can have a child?

Santa.

Rooby: Emma [older friend from across the street] says that Santa isn’t real. On Christmas, do you stay up and give the presents?

Me: I…uh…

Rooby: Because Emma says the parents stay up and give the presents.

Me: Huh. Well…I don’t know. What do you think?

Rooby: I think Santa is real. Because EVERYONE NEEDS SLEEP.