“Arddun, please put on your socks and boots. We’re going out soon.”

“I can’t! I’m dead. The dinosaur bit me.”

“The dinosaur bit you?”

“Yes.” [Lies down on couch slowly]. “The dinosaur bit me. I’m dead.”

“Oh dear. Alright, when you come back to life, can you please put on your socks and boots?”

“…”

“Arddun?”

“…”

“Arddun!”

(Sits up, indignant.) “I’m still sleeping!”

“Okay, but I want you to put on your socks and boots, please. I’ll give you two minutes. After that, you have to come back to life and put on your socks and boots. Understand?”

(Goes back to “sleep”)

“Say ‘Yes Mummy’ if you understand.”

“Yes, Mummy.”

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