A friend of mine sent me a link to a post by another blogger that I couldn't help sharing. For privacy I won't share the link, but I will share the story because I almost died laughing:
A friend has a brother who is mentally handicap and living in a group home. He called his sister one night and said,
"Sissy, you need to come over!"
"What's the matter?"
"There's a troll in my closet!"
"Yeah, there's a troll in my closet! I need you to come over!"
"Ummm....you better call dad"
So he did.
"Dad there's a troll in my closet! I need you to come over!"
"Yeah, there's a troll in my closet! Hurry come over!"
"Okay, why don't you try to get some sleep and we will come over and take care of it first thing in the morning, okay?"
The next morning they went over and found that his mattress and dresser were pushed up against the closet doors. He must have really been scared! So they moved the mattress and dresser out of the way, opened the closet doors and...
...a midget ran out! A real live midget. He was a Jehovah's Witness who had come proselyting to the door. Scared the crap out of this poor kid (who thought he was a troll) and so the kid shoved him into the closet and locked him in all night long.
True story. Moral of the story? If your child says there is a troll in their closet, listen to them!