For part 1 go here.
For part 2 go here.
A few weeks ago, Max was sitting on the family room floor building something spectacular with his blocks when I asked him to go wash his hands for dinner.
He pretended to try to stand up, then fell back to the floor, sighed and said "I can't get up, Naughty Bird is holding me down and won't let me go wash my hands." Then he went back to playing with his blocks.
Daddy told Max that he really needed to go wash his hands and Max repeated "Naughty Bird won't let me!"
My husband walked over to Max, picked up Naughty Bird, opened the back door and threw him out.
Max stared for a moment then said "No Dad, Naughty Bird is still here. He died and now he is a ghost, so you can't pick him up because your hands will go right through him."
Then he went back to playing with the blocks.
I went over to Max and said "If Naughty Bird is a ghost, then he can't hold you down and make you do things, right?"
Max looked a little surprised, then got up of the floor and went to wash his hands for dinner.
Unfortunately a few days later, Max informed me that Naughty Bird had "Magically" come back to life and wasn't a ghost any more.
You'll never guess who showed up a few days ago.
Fortunately, Aaron cleverly explained to Max that tomorrow we would be eating Naughty Turkey, so hopefully we won't be seeing much of that critter anymore.