While driving home after dark last night, this was the conversation in the car:
Sarah - "Mama, I just saw a man standing outside in the dark."
Me - (Trying to alleviate any fear of strange men in the dark) "Oh yea? Well they have a dog at that house, maybe he took the dog out to go potty."
Sarah - "No, Mama, he was a really tall man!"
Me - "Yes, Honey. Tall men have dogs too."
Sarah - "But he was really shadowy!"
Me - "Oh?"
Sarah - "I know, he was out to build a fire and has to look for sticks in the dark."
Well, that explains it.