Conversation with Jarrah on the way to the car after camp today:
Jarrah: Mommy, can you tell me about the Haunted Mansion?
Sam: What do you want to know about it?
Jarrah: Is it scary?
Sam: Yes. Well, sort of. There's music, and ghosts flying around, and you ride in a little car...
Here's where I had one of those moments that make me want to kick myself.
Sam: (in a confidential tone) I loved that ride. I used to kiss boys in there.
Jarrah: (alarmed) They make you kiss boys in there?!?
Sam: No, no, no. They don't make you. I wanted to.
Jarrah: Were they ghosts???
Sam: No, they were human. (under my breath) I think.
Jarrah: Why did you want to kiss boys in there?
Sam: Well, it was dark, and only two to a car, and the ride took a long time...
Jarrah: It sounds really scary.
Sam: It wasn't that scary. There was music.
Jarrah: And ghosts.
Sam: They don't bother you. (pause) When I was really little, I used to get soooo scared at the beginning when they stuff you into this little room. I'll never forget how this scary man's voice would say "THERE ARE NO WINDOWS AND NO DOORS. OF COURSE, THERE'S ALWAYS MYYYY WAY OUT. MWAH HUH HUH HUH."
Jarrah: Can you tell that part again?