TD: OOOhhh, look at that clown. I love that clown. I want that clown in our house.
V: I don't know about that. I don't really like clowns.
TD: You don't like clowns?! (This cannot be! How can someone not like clowns?)
V: No, they creep me out. Clowns scare me.
TD: They scare you? Why?
V: I don't know. They just do. Some people just don't like clowns. (I shudder as I think of all the scary clowns from my life- the red, white and blue one that hung in my nursery as a child. I can still recall it as I peered out at it from behind crib bars. IT. Poltergiest. Need I go on?)
TD: Is it because they break into your house at night and crawl in through the windows and climb on your bed and dance on you yelling, "BOO!" (She does a little jig like a freaky leprachaun as she says all this.)
V: (I glance down at her with disbelief and a bit of frightened awe) Um... yeah, something like that.
I swear this kid has peered inside my nightmares. I can't decide what is more frightening.
And congratulations to Kristen on her new baby girl! What an amazing birth story!!