“Are you lost, little one?”
Where are you, mommy?
“Don’t be scared.”
I’m… not scared…
“It’s okay, I’ll help you.”
No… I just want… my mommy…
“Hey, look here. See this? This is a birdhouse.”
“It’s for those little birds who can’t find their way home.”
“You see, we all get a little lost sometimes, and if they’re lost and scared then they can just stay here for the meantime. See this little bird over here? He’s waiting for his mommy here.”
But… where’s his mommy?
“Well, there are a lot of birdhouses, and sometimes their mommies get confused. So, if they’re well-rested, they can go look for their mommies.”
Can I wait for mommy there, too?
“I’ll tell you what, I’ll take you to a bigger birdhouse and you can wait for your mommy there, alright?”