This was the beginning of a conversation I had with Milly after I picked her up from school today. Here’s the gist of how it went.
Z: What would those two jobs be?
M: Artist and Disney animator.
Z: What if you needed to go to the doctor?
M: You could tell something what you need and the medicine would appear.
Z: Who would make the medicine?
Z: What about a house?
M: You could just look up to the sky and say what kind of house you want and where you want it to be.
Z: What about cars so you could drive places?
M: Your house would make it.
Z: Where would you get food?
M: You’d grow it.
Z: What about food you can’t grow, like candy or cake?
M: Whenever you see a star you wish for a few pieces of candy and then you get 15 pieces.
Z: If you were an artist, where would you get your paintbrushes?
M: You could chop a limb off a tree and make them.
Z: What about your paint? Who would make that.
M: You would get it at the shop.
Z: Wouldn’t someone need to run the shop?
M: No. There would be a cash register and you could just leave your money.
Z: But then some people might steal the paint supplies.
M: Okay, someone could work there.
(So now we’re up to three jobs: Disney animator, artist and art supply store clerk.)
Z: Well, if you’re a Disney animator, don’t you need someplace to watch the movies?
Z: Well, who would run the movie theater? Who would sell the tickets?
M: A girl. She would give you popcorn too.
Z: One girl would take care of everybody?
M: She’d move really fast.
(Now we’re up to four jobs, but at least the necessities are covered.)
M: This is in Kid Land. There are no rules in Kid Land except that you can’t be mean.
Z: What happens if you’re mean?
M: You go back to this land. And there are seven million toys in Kid Land!
Z: Seven million?! How many kids live there?
Z: Seven million toys for eleven kids? That’s almost a million toys for every kid.
Z: How old are the kids?
M: They were born at the same time. They’re five and a half, like me.
Z: How many are boys and how many are girls?
M: There are eleven boys and eleven girls.
Z: Oh, so there are 22 kids.
Then we got home and Mycah from next door was also just getting home, so they played for a bit.