“Lise was curious about everything. She observed everything that entered her life and noticed every detail. However, this curiosity quickly became a big problem.
Alla was organizing a party for her daughter who had just turned 5. Friends and family were coming to her house, including kindergarten children.
The only issue was where to hide the birthday present. After all, the little detective Lisa could find anything in the house within minutes. Unexpected help came from the neighbors’ children.
They loved telling each other scary stories. So, one day, when Alla brought Lisa home, she sat down on the couch and began her tale:
“Okay, Mom, today don’t open the cupboard, alright?” Lisa asked, “Why?” “Because it’s in there,” her mother replied. “The Babayko? Who’s that? Is he mean?” “Oh yes, he’s very mean.”
“Will he come out of there?” “No, he’ll sleep there tonight and then leave. Just be careful not to wake him up.”
Alla spent the entire evening watching Lisa roam around the room. On one hand, it was extremely important to protect her daughter, but on the other hand, it was incredibly fascinating.
At one point, something fell from the cupboard. Lisa ran to her mother and hugged her.
“Mama, I didn’t wake him up!” “I know, my dear. He probably just knocked over a hanger. Don’t worry; I’ll protect you.”
Later in the evening, when her husband came home from work, the family gathered around the dinner table.
While Lisa struggled to chew her hamburger, she suddenly asked her mother, ‘Has the uncle come out of the cupboard now?’ Alla didn’t know how to react to this situation – should she scold or laugh? She replied, ‘No, only this morning.’
Then she went to wash her hands in the bathroom. Making sure her daughter couldn’t hear her, Alla turned to her husband and said, ‘I hid her birthday present in the cupboard. To prevent her from going in there, I told her there was a mean uncle inside.’
Her husband struggled to contain his laughter. He could never have imagined such a creative idea. Fortunately, Alla didn’t take long to explain, as anything could have happened!”