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