“The time has come,” the Walrus said, “To talk of many things: Of shoes–and ships–and sealing-wax– Of cabbages–and kings– And why the sea is boiling hot– And whether pigs have wings.” Lewis Carroll
Perhaps the most quoted snippet from Through The Looking Glass after the Queen’s “off with their heads” the Cabbages and Kings stanza from chapter four has been used by generations of grandparents as a signal that it’s okay for a child to talk about something.
No matter how or outlandish it might seem.
And while it might have a child rolling their eyes, “grandpa be serious” it also sends a message of trust and unconditional love – “hey this is me short-stuff. You can say anything to me. Me.”
“And by the way Honeybunch you and I are going to have a lot of fun together.”