They are odd, of course, and not quite the done thing, unless of course you are seven. Which he is.
HG & Equuschick were discussing The Equuschick’s desire to have an entire Johnny Depp collection, including “Finding Neverland.” HG demanded to know why The Equuschick wanted a sad movie, a heartbreaking movie, and FYB interjected to insist that “Finding Neverland” was not heartbreaking. “But the boy’s mother dies!” cried HG in an offended tone. FYB was nonplussed and ploughed on, pointing out that there were more heartbreaking movies, like, “Cheaper By the Dozen.”
In “Cheaper by the Dozen”, FYB explained, “a boy runs away from home, and his frog dies.”
Ah. Yes. Mother vs. Frog. Difficult indeed, when you’re seven.