Me: We shouldn't do things like that because they are dangerous.
C (enthusiastically): Oh! You're right! We shouldn't do dangerous things! ... Momma, what's dangerous mean?
Me: It's when we do something that could easily be harmful.
C: Like what? What's something dangerous?
Me: Well, standing on the arm of the rocking chair to reach something is dangerous.
C: I did that today! It was dangerous, wasn't it?
Me: Yes, it was.
C: So standing on the arm of the rocking chair is dangerous.
C: And playing with dragons! That seems dangerous!
Me: Wha ...?
C: Unless they are nice dragons. Then it's okay.
Me: Well, but you won't know if it's a nice dragon or not until it's too late.
C: Oh. That's true. So when I see a dragon in the back yard, I should stay inside. Thanks, Momma!