The Dynamic Duo have invented a new game they love to play more than anything else: Runaway Dog. This consists of screaming in the dogs' faces and/or chasing after them with a wiffle bat. There is lots of shrieking, laughter, screaming, running, and stampeding involved. I'm not sure that there is a goal, aside from creating a runaway dog.
You see where this is going, right? It's only a matter of time until someone gets bit. We have warned them of this consequence, forbidden the game, done our best to distance the children from the dogs, and told Batman and Robin that if they get bit it is their own fault. Finally, we told them that there would be shots. Lots and lots of shots involved if they got bit by a dog. That's the only thing that made an impression on them.
The other night, as we were reading Where the Wild Things Are, we noticed something. Max plays Runaway Dog when he is creating mischief of one kind or another. Let the wild rumpus begin!