“Be sure to get Luke Skywalker out of the pop-corn.”
After saying the above sentence to my son Isaac while going down the bread aisle of the grocery store, I wondered, in what parallel universe or in which of my many cat lives would I have predicted myself saying such a thing? Yes, Luke had landed in the bag of popcorn, that is a 1.5 inch plastic toy version of Luke. After telling Chris about the incident, he wondered if Luke was being “slowly digested over a thousand years” within the belly of the bag. Unless popcorn happens to have powers like unto the mighty sarlacc, and it didn’t the last time I checked, he would be just fine, of course after a thorough salt licking.
I’ve found that talking to children brings out all kinds of things one would never imagine saying or even think they would need to say in a million life times. Such sentences ranging in topics from proper disposal of nasal expulsions to explaining how a beta fish can die from eating dried olives and honey nut Cheerios. Children are the ultimate creators of unexpected conversation topics and if one is ever in need of something new to think about, just get a child to talk to you about their dreams or their versions on how gravity works.