Miss M: *pushes cart full of toys and dress-up clothes over to me* Mommy, do you want to have a picnic with me?
Miss M: *hands me purple tinker toy” Here’s a cookie.
Miss M: *hands me round yellow tinker toy* And a pat of butter.
Miss M: *hands me blue tinker toy rod” And this is the knife for the butter.
Me: *spreads butter on my cookie*
Miss M: *rummages around in her picnic basket* Would you liked to have a cooked person?
Miss M: *expectant stare*
Me: Erm… is this a real person or a gingerbread person?
Miss M: *long thoughtful pause*
Me: *please don’t say it, please don’t say it!*
Miss M: *air of one making a weighty decision* A gingerbread person
Me: *sigh of relief* In that case, sure!
In case any of you are wondering, these are the persons Miss M. offered me.