The Child and the Swedelock were watching some “Bill Nye the Science Guy” together. I hear:
The Child: Daddy, what’s that sound?
The Swedelock: It’s a sound effect.
Child: What’s it for?
SL: Sometimes sound effects are used in an attempt to cover up bad acting.
[I cackle in the other room.]
SL: I guess you heard that? Well, I’m not going to lie to the kid.
These are the hard truths you get when your father has a masters in theatre.