Tuesday, April 06, 2010

It's a Fair Cop

In the park, my five-year-old niece (playing the part of a police officer) catches and arrests me (playing the part of a criminal) and locks me up by the climbing frame (playing the part of a high-security jail for category A prisoners (highly dangerous to the public or national security or people who are ticklish)).

MY FIVE-YEAR-OLD NIECE: You've got to stay there for a hundred and one years, and I'm going to watch you so you don't escape.

ME: But if you're going to watch me for a hundred and one years, which of us is the real prisoner?

MY FIVE-YEAR-OLD NIECE: You. You are.