I can’t even remember what Alyssa did to set Drew off. It was a few weeks ago. Whatever she did, we sent her to the other room. Drew, however, screamed in outrage and flopped on the floor. He then proceeded to kick his feet and pound his arms in the first true tantrum I’ve ever seen him perform.

Then he jumped up, and crying little angry tears, shouted “Alyssa! ALYSSA!”–(sniff)–“YOU STINK!”

Then a pause.

“Alyssa! You stink–ALL THE TIME!”

“Not just some of the time! All of the time!”

We were laughing too hard to tell him he couldn’t say such bad things to his sister. What else could we do?