A few days ago I ran down stairs after what seemed like some serious screaming had erupted. Here is a glimpse into my conversation with Tage, Simon and Violet...FYI Tage and Simon had new swords and guns...
Mom: Whoa, what is all the screaming about!
Violet: They won't let me play war with them!
Boys: She can't play war with us, she does not have any weapons!
Mom to boys: Why don't you include her in a way that you are protecting her from the bad guys...
Violet (with every once of seriousness in her body): NO, NO, NO I don't need weapons I know KUNG FU!!!!
Today Violet and Tage were riding with my parents in their new truck to McDonalds. Tage looked over at Violet and said:
Tage: Guess What!
Tage: Mom and Dad are going to sell Ben to Aunt Siggie and Uncle Rick, and then they are going to buy Helen (cousin)!