Tonight Savannah came into our bedroom holding a small, white scrap of paper in her hands.
In a worried little voice she asked, "Mama, what's a consumer (pronounced 'kahn-soomer')"?
Thinking that she had been watching television reports on Christmas spending or something similar, I replied that it's a person who buys something.
She silently held out the slip of paper, ripped off of her mattress just moments before:
"UNDER PENALTY OF LAW
THIS TAG NOT TO BE REMOVED
EXCEPT BY THE CONSUMER"
"Will I get in trouble if I take this off?" was her next timid question.
My motherly response, said with a completely straight face: "Oh man, I'm sorry, but you are sooo going to jail..."
Sometimes I really don't know what gets into me, but I can't seem to help myself. What fun is having children if you can't mess with their minds, just a little!