The other night we were at a friend’s house relaxing when the back door flew open and Monkey came barreling into the room, his little face bright red and his eyes sparking with anger, tears and that wicked gleam that only appears when tattling on a sibling…

Following coolly and calmly on his heels, is Princess.

5 year old Monkey: “MOM, DAD!!!Β  Princess just slapped me in the face”

Without missing a beat, Princess replies in a voice dripping with that special blend of exasperation and sarcasm that only a big sister can manage

8 year old Princess: No I didn’t.Β  I was just giving his face a High Five”

smart aleck

I can’t begin to tell you how hard it was for us to keep a straight face.Β  The minute they were back outside, we were howling with laughter and wiping tears from our streaming eyes.


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  1. says

    I can so picture my daughter saying that! Too funny. I would have had a hard time holding back the laughter. My kids do things all of the time to each other then tattle on each other, the joys of sibling love.

  2. Laura in Texas says

    That was hilarious! I can imagine how hard it was to keep from busting up laughing! Nathan or monkey will tell that one at her wedding! -> our of arms reach of course!!

    Thanks for the laugh.

    • says

      and she loves you and often mentions her curly haired blonde friend daughter of my friend who she used to video chat on the computer with and when will we do that again, mom? all in one breath.

    • says

      AWW πŸ˜‰ Thanks πŸ˜‰ That makes me so happy (also — cannot tell you how many ‘internet’ things I’ve had to read to my husband so he wouldn’t think I was crazy)

  3. Paula says

    Not only is Princess adorably cute but she has a wit that is going to carry her far and get her out of a lot of tough spots!

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