So I was telling Rose about the vicious dragon that I slayed in my youth. It is a pretty intense story. When I got to the parts where the dragon spoke and I used my “dragon voice” she loved it.
She started laughing so hard. So we put the story on hold and I put her on the ground. I started crawling behind her as the dragon, chasing her through the house. Every time I caught her I would “chew on her belly” and she couldn’t escape she just laughed until she couldn’t stand it anymore.
I would let her go and do it all over again. Chasing her all through the house.
Finally she crawled down the hallway to a closed door at the end. She stood there looking at me, grinning. I crawled ever so slowly toward her telling her how tasty she was going to be. Every step I took she giggled a little more. I got close enough to her to “chew on her belly” and she slowly leaned out and kissed me right on the forehead.
If you can’t slay a dragon folks just make it run away with sweetness.