Setting: The grocery store. Jack spots a rack of stuffed animals.
Jack (gasping): Mommy! Yookit!
(He holds up an orange striped animal.)
Me: Yes. That's Garfield.
Jack: Mommy! He is the daddy of Roary and Nicey!
Jack (as Nicey): Daddy!
Jack (as Garfield): Nicey!
Me: Oh, boy.
Jack: Mommy, I think that Garfield needs to come and live with us and be part of our family.
(I quickly scan Garfield's price tag and discover that he costs six dollars.)
Me (sighing): Okay.
Jack (to random passer-by): Hey, yookit this tiger! He is the daddy of this tiger named Nicey and my other tiger Roary who is in the car. He is married to my tiger Emmy and my mommy said that we can get him!
Random Passer-By: That's nice.
Jack: Garfield is going to be part of our family and when we get to the car, he is going to see Roary and Emmy and they are going to be so surprised.
So, yes: I am a huge sucker. But did you really want to see poor Roary and Nicey grow up without their dad if I could get him for less than ten dollars? And to see Emmy struggling as a single mom?