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“What Happens If I Get Stuck In Quicksand?”
Daddy whips up a little non-Newtonian fluid before bedtime to help explain and forestall nightmares
I think you can probably tell from today’s edition that Kina is getting more curious about things that feel threatening. Tonight she asked if we could watch tsunami videos or maybe just videos of “people being hit by huge waves”, which is fortunately a search term with relatively underwhelming results on Youtube. In any case, this recent obsession with natural disaster hasn’t resulted in any commensurate increase in nightmares, and so I’m playing along by making bowls of oobleck for Kina in the minutes before bedtime and watching her figure out how to extract herself from quicksand—should she ever need to.
Short answer: it takes a long time to sink, but don’t get too comfortable.