What are you thinking, Mom?!?

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!

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