So I talked to Ella yesterday about the ending of the Cat in the Hat book as we were walking to the shops. I explained to her that if the Cat in the Hat (or anyone) would come to our house and made a mess, that she could always tell me that and I would never, ever get angry because of something like that. I used it as an opportunity to talk about her being able to tell me anything, etc. and it was a good feeling to have had that conversation.
But when I asked her the “what would you say if your mother asked you” question that night I got a “I would say that I played games, by myself.”
I asked why she wouldn’t tell me that the Cat in the Hat had visited and made a mess.
Ella’s response: “Because the Cat in the Hat doesn’t come to my house.”