Scene: Post MOMS Club afternoon coffee break, hosted at Mama's house. Mama surveys the damage (dress up clothes everywhere, shelf in bedroom pulled off of wall and used as a slide).
Mouthy 4 year old: Mama! I'm huuuuuuuuunnnnnnngrrrrrrry. Where's my dinner?
Mama looks at mouthy 4 year old and feels inspired. Pesky toddler has a doubtful look on her face.
Mama: Wouldn't it be nice if you helped me pick up the dress up clothes and put them away? I would be able to get dinner on the table a lot more quickly.
Mouthy 4 year old: MAMA! I clean ALL DAY LONG! I'm not cleaning anymore today!
Mouthy 4 year old tosses her hair back and goes into her room, slamming her bedroom door behind her. Mama contemplates sending Mouthy to a preschool in a different country. Like China.
Mama: Alas, I poured all of the Bailey's into my morning coffee.
Pesky toddler thinks that this is the funniest thing the Mama has said all day and starts laughing like a banshee.