DD (bringing out the box of biscuits): How many can I have?
Me (joking): Oh as many as you like. Have all of them if you want to.
DD (getting the joke and laughing): Don't be silly. I can't eat all of them or I'll be as fat as a mummy!
I've not told DD about the kidnappings in Israel but some of the kids at kindergarten know about it. I'm not sure what she's heard or from whom and I don't want to get into it with her. However....
DD (crying in bed): Mummy I'm scared.
Me: What are you scared about?
DD: I don't want to tell you. You'll say it's silly.
Me: I won't, tell me.
DD: I'm scared someone will come and take me away when I'm asleep.
Me: I've locked the door, no one can get in and I'm here to keep you safe.
Half an hour later.
DD: Mummy, right that our door key only fits our door and everyone else's door key only fits their door?
DD (watching The Sound of Music): Right Maria had a problem with her parents so they made her go on holiday for a while?
Me: Not her parents, the nuns at the abbey.
DD: Yes her parents. She called her mother.
DD (still watching the film): Mummy can we live in a house like that one day, with lots of children?
Me: Yes one day, if I ever get a job in a boarding school.