We had a snow storm come in over the weekend and I had to make a grocery run before it came. Normally I try to wait until Mr. Aerin is home so I don't have to drag kidlings along. But Thursday, I couldn't wait.
I was pulling shoes & socks on the Bear, and the Bug approached.
"I want to stay home by myself," my three-year-old Bug announced.
"Sorry, you can't," I said.
"Please? I want to stay home by myself." (all of the 't's get specially enunciated)
"Honey, you can't stay by yourself. It's the law."
She looked at me skeptically. She is used to demanding her own way.
"If you stay here by yourself," I sighed, "the police will come and take me away and put me in jail." (Yes, I said this to a three-year-old.)
The Bug looked thoughtful.
"Okay," she said, patting my hand. "I stay here by myself and you go to the dungeon."