Ryan loves to have flashlights, glowsticks, and other luminaries in his room, in his bed, on his person. (We recommended getting LED flashlights because they don't go through nearly as many batteries.) After Brendan left Ryan's room, we heard him calling frantically to Brendan. Brendan of course headed back up, being a
Turns out, Ryan could not locate his flashlight, which is, naturally, a disaster of epic proportions. The flashlight was found and given back, with the suggestion that perhaps he ought to keep it turned on, what with it being easier to find in the dark that way. That suggestion (as most of our suggestions are, on principle) was immediately and soundly rejected as obviously inadequate.
Brendan: "Why can't the light be on?"
Ryan: "Well, if the light is on, it keeps me awake!" (Hmmm.)
Brendan: "Yes, that's a problem alright. Why don't you just hold it in your hand then?"
Ryan, with the air of offering a brilliant suggestion to a person who just. doesn't. get it: "No, I don't want to do that. Tell you what I'll do, Dad. I'll just keep it by my penis."
Brendan: "Alrighty then. Good night!"
I guess he figures if he keeps it there, he'll always know just where it is? I don't know. I'm just the Mommy.