The girls are off to the their room. One is watching some gawd-awful TV show on the iPad, the other is trying to read a book.
Mommy and Daddy are relaxing on the sofa.
Then, the screams….
Child 1: Aaaaah! I hate you!
Child 2: You hit me! I hate you!
Walking to their room, I discover the girls are in some sort of mortal combat. Naturally, my first response is:
Me: Don’t break the iPad! Are you Crazy?!
Child 1: But, She…
Child 2: But, She…
Me: I don’t care. Just… Stop. Fighting! Can’t you help each other?
Child 2: The word is “blue.” Not “Boo.”
Child 1: Oh… I see. I missed the “L.”
Peace at last.
Child 2: Ow! You hit me!
Child 1: It was an accident!
Child 2: No, it wasn’t. I said Boy! Not BOO!
Crap. Damn. Here we go again… I’m still on duty, so… Again… Girls!!