I Scream

Me: “Kids, your mother and I are going out for dinner and a movie.”

Little Miss Thing, age 5: “I’ll be in charge while you’re gone.”

Danger Monkey, age 8: “Hey! Why do you get to be in charge?”

LMT: “Because if I’m in charge, everyone gets to eat ice cream.”

DM: “OK, you can be in charge.”

Me: “You show solid leadership skills kiddo, but actually Grandpa will be in charge.”

LMT (loud whisper): “We still get ice cream.”