We'd bought a tube of mosquito repellent cream the other day.
“What is this?”, asked the ever curious three-year old.
“It is medicine to keep away the mosquitoes.”
“So when I rub it on the mosquitoes they wouldn’t bite anymore?”, he asked seriously.
And for the next few hours, he stood guard with the tube in his hand waiting for the mosquitoes to appear so he could rub the cream on them and make their teeth fall off.
We just didn’t have the heart to disillusion the poor kid.