Hey! Scout, Want To Come To My House Today and Play?
2 years, 10 months.
On the drive to school Friday morning, I heard you turn on your LeapFrog cell phone and start talking to My Pal Scout:
“Hey! Scout, want to come to my house today and play?”
After the call ended, you explained to me, “Daddy, Scout’s coming over for dinner and he’s sleeping in my bed tonight!”
I wanted to make sure it actually happened, even if you forgot about it later on in the day.
As soon as we got home, I reminded you about Scout coming over.
You can see here in this picture, you gave Scout a reminder call about the plans for the evening.
Minutes later, the doorbell rang.
“Jack! Come answer the door! It’s for you!” I yelled out from the other room.
You screamed with amazement.
There he was… Scout was waiting for you near the doorstep!
(And he happened to be sitting on a paper towel, for some reason.)
As I opened the door for you and Scout, I could see how surprised you were that Scout actually showed up after you called him on the phone!
By the time you made your way to the living room to play with him, though, you asked me with a confused look on your face, “I have two Scouts? Daddy, will you go get my other Scout upstairs?”
So I did my best to explain that was the same Scout.
For me, the whole thing was an experiment to see how much of the story you’d go along with.
I wanted to know if you knew the whole thing was pretend, tracing all the way back to when you called Scout that morning.
Even now, I’m not totally sure. I mean, I’m pretty sure you know that I was just perpetuating your story line.
Either way, I was committed to make your make-believe story come true.
You said Scout was eating dinner with us and sleeping in the bed with you. So I had to make sure Scout “followed” you around, from playtime…
You and Scout had a fun sleepover Friday night and it’s all because you called him and invited him over!
Plus, I might have had a thing or two to do with it.
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