"Ms. Dana? Is Zander really a spy?" Joe asked.
I had to pry. "Why do you ask that?"
Kid by day, spy by night
"Well, Zander said he was. A real one. He said when you go to sleep at night he sneaks out of the house to his secret headquarters. He said he fights bad guys that our in our neighborhood. He says he's a ninja and he uses rocks as weapons. Are there really bad guys in our neighborhood?"
"He is just pretending Joe." I tried to reassure him.
Zander joined us downstairs.
"Your mom said your not really a spy." Joe told Zander.
"Yeah I am. She has no clue. She thinks I'm just her normal kid....but I'm really not." He leans over and whispers in his friend's ear, "I'm a Secret Agent."
"But there are no bad guys in our neighborhood!" Joe exclaimed.
"Not anymore. I fought them all. Some tried to sneak in your house, but I fought them right in your front yard! You must have been sleeping. It was around midnight."
"Zander!" I gave him the look. "He's pretending Joe." I could see the look of concern in Joe's eyes.
"Believe what you want." Zander said with an evil grin.
I have to admit that I'm a little impressed of this whole scheme he's got going on. I love his imagination but is it really necessary to scare the neighbor kids?? Joe's parents are just gonna love this one.