My son is a typical 9 year old boy! The things that interest him are so different than the "girly" things I liked as a child. He loves to watch the History Channel. His favorite shows are about dinosaurs and aliens. Bless the poor boy's heart. The other day he came to tell me that he was watching a show about UFO's and learned that they liked to abduct small children about 1 year old. He told me that he was worried for his niece and nephew. Not only is he worried about them, but also their future offspring since now they are only 3 years and 6 months old respectively. He also confided in me that he was worried for his future children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and so on. I told him he didn't need to worry because aliens certainly wouldn't be interested in our family! If they were smart they would run LOL!
Sunday night at bed time he came out to tell me that he couldn't stop thinking about aliens and asked if he could sleep in our room. I gave in (I'm easy that way). He slept on a little fold out bed on the side of our bed. I don't know if I was supposed to stay away all night and fend off any aliens that would make their way into our room. I guess just the comfort of having us by his side was enough for him.
I tried to explain to him that aliens wouldn't be coming to our home. He is a firm believer in extraterrestrial life and didn't believe me. I suggested he start finding different things to watch on TV.