The Comedian was playing outside with Bear while I was making dinner. All of a sudden I hear top-of-the lungs screaming and feet pounding up the front steps.
1)Am irritated because who knows who did what to whom and how will I negotiate the situation without the details
2) Oh bother, someone is hurt
This is what transpired next:
ME: "Oh Comedian, what's wrong? Are you hurt? What happened out there?"
Comedian: (sobbing, real tears!) "Emma's leaves are GONE!"
Me: "Emma's leaves are gone?"
Comedian: "YES!!! They...all...fell...OFF!!!" (and she was a sobbing mess again)
Me: (switching perspectives as quickly as possible while using my best cover skills to hide my sweet smile) "Oh. Yes sweetie. That is what happens in the winter. They will grow back in the spring. Promise."
Comdian: (suddenly serious, and very angry) "O.K. - But..But..I want a new one!"
Ahh- to see the world through a three years old's eyes. Wouldn't that be refreshing?
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