E started taking swimming lessons this year, but has always been a little afraid of the water. After a few lessons, though, he was fine.
E: Daddy, do you know why I was afraid of water?
Me: You were afraid you might drown?
E: (suddenly serious) No, I thought the loch ness monster might be in there.
E: Yes, I know it's crazy. The loch ness monster is too big for a swimming pool!
Me: That's funny, E. and, you know, the loch ness monster isn't real anyway.
Me: It's not real. A bunch of scientists went to Loch Ness and searched for him with special equipment and couldn't find him.
E: Special equipment? You mean like gloves?