When your daily activities are in concert with your highest priorities, you have a credible claim to inner peace. – Hyrum Smith



After nap, the kids were helping me in the kitchen. I was mopping, and they were "cleaning" the appliances with a spray [water] bottle and paper towels. Amazing how they can fight over almost anything...

Parker: Maddie! I get to clean the trashcan! (indicating by his snide tone that she would not be allowed to have the pleasure).

Not to be outdone, Maddie cleverly swiped the water spray bottle while his back was turned, then shouted, "No share! No share [with] Bubba!"

Parker (whining): Mommy! Maddie's not giving me a turn!

Maddie: Oh. Here you go, Bubba.

Approximately 10 seconds later, ear splitting shrieks filled the air. "Maddie's turn!"

Parker (calmly): Mommy, Maddie didn't ask 'pwease.'

Maddie: Pwease, Bubba. (transfer of ridiculously important spray bottle)

Maddie: Sank you.

Was the drama worth a clean kitchen? You betcha!

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