Would you rather be pretend or have the characters be real?

My cousin’s kids say the cutest things: Things My Kids Say: If I was pretend….  Would you rather be pretend or would you rather the imaginary characters came to life?  Personally, when I read a book or watch a movie, the worlds are as at least as exciting as the characters (I suppose that’s why I like science fiction!) so I’d rather "be pretend!"