Pitter pat, pitter pat (enter the Youngest, stage left)
Youngest: Can I get on Club Penguin?
Me (glancing at clock. It’s after 10. WTF is the kid doing up at this hour anyway??): Uh, that would be a no.
Youngest: Please, please, please.
Me: No. Tomorrow. After school.
Youngest (with big, pleading eyes): But the evil men party starts tonight. I want to go to the evil men party!
(brow furrows in confusion
Mommy worry rises … could this Club Penguin thing have been a mistake??)
Me: Uh, Evil Men?
Youngest (with MAJOR roll of eyes): No! You know! Where we wear fancy dresses, like when there was the man who was the tree.
Me (frantically trying to process this new information…man who was a tree? Ah ha! Success! Sherwood Faire!): Not “Evil Men,” sweetie. It’s Medieval.
Youngest (gives up after three attempts to pronounce it).
Me: Just say Middle Ages.
Youngest (victorious!): Middle Ages. So I can I go?
Me: Nice try kid. No.
(But the truth is I’m thinking that the evil men party sounds worth dropping in on….)
How about you? Any evil men in your life?
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