We have been chatting about villains on the comment section of the last blog post. And coming down on the side of a more nuanced villain rather than the totally dark evil overlord type.
I think 4-year-old grandson has also been giving the matter some thought.
Yesterday, a series of misbehaviours led him to being given a serious time-out in his bedroom. As his dad marched him upstairs, lad protested indignantly, "Daddy, you are ruining my plan!"
Dad, taken aback, asks, "What plan?"
Son replies, with perfect 4 year-old seriousness, "My plan to be bad until I'm five!"