My wife took her first trip out of town after having our first child. Our daughter was maybe three at the time and I still had to help her get ready for bed. As I stood her up on her old changing table to get her pajamas on she looked over my shoulder and whispered in my ear:

"Daddy there's a monster standing behind you."

As the shiver in my spine dropped to the pit of my stomach I slowly turned around to look and said, "Sweetheart, there's nothing there."

Without missing a beat she said, "I know, it ran out the door."

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