“Those masked bandits are a big nuisance,” he told his grandson.
“But they are cute,” said Philip.
Grandpa grunted. “Nothing cute about them stealing our corn and strawberries.”
Philip looked up. “Do they really wear a mask?”
“It’s the dark fur around their eyes,” answered Grandpa.
“What do you call a person with a sunburned face except for the white skin around her eyes?” Philip asked.
They watched his mother remove her sunglasses after suntanning on the back deck.
“How badly do you want the Brownies she baked?”
Silence ensued. A certain understanding had been reached.