FROM THE TICKLE TRUNK
In early 1978, I was leading discussions for a women’s book club (Mr. Dressup Premieres, Feb. 13).
One participant often shared wonderful stories about the funny things her four-year-old said. One day she told us they had had a serious discussion about Casey and Finnegan, whom the little boy adored and who played prominent roles in his make-believe.
His mother was beginning to wonder about his grasp of reality. Finally she said, “Darling, you do realize that Casey and Finnegan are puppets, don’t you?”
Very seriously, the child confided, “I know that, mommy, but I don’t think Mr. Dressup does.”
Honey Thomas Mississauga
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