I got to have lunch with Ian in his class. He was holding his hands up around his eye to look at something across the room. I asked him about it and he put his hand over his eye and asked: What does this look like?
Me: A pirate!
Ian look pleased.
He asked: What do pirates eat?
I thought for a moment, then answered: Arrr-tichokes!
He shook his head no.
Me: Let's see, pirates live on boats, so maybe they eat a lot of fish.
Looking at the seaweed on his plate I added: And seaweed, I bet they like seaweed.
Ian: How do they get the seaweed?
Me: Well, they could pull it out of the ocean, or go out on the beach and get it there.
Ian: But Pirates don't know how to swim.
Me: Oh, they don't? Well, they need some swim lessons then, don't you think?
Me: Can you imagine a pirate in your swim lessons? It would be you, those two girls from your swim class, and a pirate!
Again Ian looked pleased.
Me: Do you think the pirate would be scared to go in the water?
Ian: No, because it is surrounded by walls.
Me: Oh, so he could just go over to the edge of the pool?
Me: Would you teach the pirate how to blow bubbles?