This weekend James caught an episode of "Super Why" in which the super readers enter the story of the Three Billy Goats Gruff.
The lesson that they learned was that you need to be polite. (The troll let the goats over the bridge when they used nice manners.)
Well, this episode certainly made an impression on our dear James!
First off, he was indeed frightened by the troll. However, he's been talking about and re-enacting the story ever since. Dan is the troll. I'm a goat, and James is a goat. A polite goat. "I'm polite," he says. "Troll, can I go over the bridge please? I'm polite."
Then there are the random remarks like,
"Troll, what are you doing?"
"I'll help you with the laundry, Goat."
"I'm polite, Mommy."