If everyone jumped off a bridge…

Neighborhood dogs: BARKBARKBARKBARKBARK. BARK BARK. BARKBARK BARK.
Emerson: WOOF.
Neighborhood dogs: BARK BARK BARK BARK BARKBARKBARK.
Emerson: WOOFWOOF. WOOF.
Me: Why are you barking? There’s no one at the door or in the driveway. No one is walking in front of the house.
Emerson: WOOF. Because all the other dogs are barking. WOOF WOOF. WOOFWOOF.
Me: Well, if all the other dogs jumped off a bridge, would you jump off a bridge too?
Emerson: That depends. Why did they jump off the bridge? Is there food over there? Or are we being chased by bees or a bear or something? How high is the bridge? Is there water underneath it? If so,how deep is the water? Is it warm water or cold water? Are you there with me? There are too many variables Mama. WoofWOOF.
Me: The kids always just said “No” when I asked them that question.
Emerson: Well, Mama. You can’t really expect me to say “No” just because everyone else says “No”. I can think for myself you know. WOOF.
Me: *sigh*

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  1. Touché

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