Lucy returned from the bathroom during dinner with a serious expression on her face. “Do we live in a story?”
Me: “Yes. And you are the main character. When you went to the bathroom, we all disappeared until you came back.”
Kathleen: “Dad! Lucy don’t listen to Dad.”
Me: “If I were the author that is exactly what I would write Kathleen saying.”
Kathleen: “Lucy, he is lying.”
Lucy pauses, then looks upward, does a small wave in the direction of the ceiling.