Today I was working on my NaNoWriMo novel during Little Sister’s nap. When I started, Big sister was happily playing in her room. When she found me at the computer, she begged me to let her play PBS kids games. When I told her it was my turn on the computer, she was not pleased. I told her that I got one half-hour and then it would be her turn again. I even set the timer. However, she continued to linger behind me making loud noises and generally making clear to me that the arrangement was not to her liking. I asked her several times to stop. One of these times, I was a bit distracted. In a firm voice, I told her, “If you don’t stop, you are going to have to go out to the car.” When I realized what I had said, I turned to Big Sis and grinned. We made eye contact and both burst into uproarious laughter. Between belly laughs she said,
“You said I would have to go to the car, but you meant my room!”
After that moment of pleasant connection, she settled down and I was able to finish my chapter. I love laughing with my girls!