The conversation started and seemed to spiral out of control before I caught on.
Ethan: Why do witches have gingerbread houses?
I swear, I do not know where these kids come from sometimes. Or what is going on in their heads. The total extent of our gingerbread house knowledge at our house (as far as I know, or should I say, knew) was making a gingerbread house for Christmas.
Derek: Well, witches have gingerbread houses so they can lure children in who love candy and then eat them.
I swear, I do not know where my husband comes from sometimes. Or what is going on in his head. I'm not exactly sure how I would have fielded that question but I know in all certainty that it wouldn't have involved eating small children. Call me crazy. But in his defense, my husband kept going.
Derek: That's why you are never supposed to take candy from strangers. A stranger could offer you some candy but then could hurt you.
Hmm. Not bad. Not my first choice but apparently effective.
Derek: So if someone you don't know offers you candy, what do you say?
Ethan: NO, SIR!!! (yelling)
Derek: And then you yell for help. You yell "I want my mom and dad!!"
Ethan: I will, Dad.
Kristen: What if it's really good candy?
Ethan: I won't take it, Mom. I know you will give me some candy if I don't take it from someone else.
Kristen: That's right, Buddy.
Life lessons come in the strangest ways sometimes. Sometimes you just have to roll with the punches.