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On a recent road trip to South Carolina, we were pretty well prepared for bored children. The best advice I’d read online: make up games, but let the kids lead.

So it was with Hamlet. Before long he was asking us to help him make up stories. Rain Dog and I would start, then give Hamlet a turn. Before long, even Boris got a turn:

Rain Dog: “And there was a monster in the house! Boris, what did he monster want?”
Rain Dog as Boris: “Milk!”

Invariably, though, because we do after all have a 4-year-old boy, the stories ended up as so much potty humor. “And then the monster pooped!” But hey, it kept the kid entertained. What more could you ask on a 12-hour trip?

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