Unrelated to topic, but this line reminded me of a conversation with DD6 the other night.
DD6 (out of nowhere): It is kinda weird that when I give a high 5 to Mickey and other characters I am really giving a high 5 to a stranger.
Me: What do you mean?
DD6: Mickey is a stranger inside a costume so I’m giving a stranger a high 5.
Me: How do you know it is a stranger and not Mickey?
DD6: Because characters aren’t real. They are from movies and TV shows.
Me: You’re right, but it is still fun to meet the characters. And please don’t tell this to your brother or your friends. They might think the characters are real and this would ruin it for them.