The Girl wanted to read The Cat In the Hat before bed tonight. You sort of forget what a terrible influence The Cat In the Hat is. The Fish is the voice of reason. The Cat terrorizes The Fish and makes a huge mess in the process.
The end of the story reads:
Should we tell her (mother) about it?
Now what SHOULD we do?
Well…what would YOU do
If your mother asked YOU?
Poor Dick and Sally. What should they do? So I asked The Girl, who is 3 1/2.
Me: So, what should they do?
Me: No, Dick and Sally. What should they do? Should they tell their mother what happened?
TG: … Mommy…
Me: Should they tell their mom about The Cat In the Hat? And what he did?
Me: OK. Would you tell me? Would you tell me if that happened here?
TG: … *big grin*
Me: Oh my gosh. You wouldn't tell me would you? You wouldn't say anything at all.
Seriously. We're in trouble over here.