It was a Chamber of Commerce Fall day in North Carolina, so after church I took Huey, Dewey, and Louie to the park. 5 minutes in, Ciera was complaining she didn't have anyone to play with, was bored, and asking if she could call her Mom to come get her.
After I spent several wasted breaths reminding her she WANTED to come and that I gave her ample opportunities to stay home and she STILL decided to come I gave up arguing, took out my phone, and took her picture.
3 minutes later she ran off to play with one of her friends from school who showed up with HER little brothers and 2 hours later she was arguing with me about having to go home.
I learned something from this discussion today.
The next 6 years are going to drive me straight to the nearest shrink I can find.
And in one of those "This could only happen to Rakes" moments?
His buddy from school showed up with two lightsabers to go between him, Rakes, and Trot.
If they paid me for saying "You just be a Storm Trooper and shoot him" I could have retired at 2:30 this afternoon.
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