Mommy: Alyssa has a stuffed nose still.

Daddy: We should give her some Sudafed. Didn’t we give her some last night?

Alyssa (matter of fact): No–I told you to, but you both just ignored me.

Daddy: No we didn’t. When did you say that?

Alyssa: Oh , sure you did. I told both of you and you just didn’t listen to me at all. Nope, not at all.

Mommy: I don’t remember you asking me about that, Alyssa.

Alyssa: Yep. I did. You didn’t.

Then our daughter laughs at us in a “whatever” attitude. As old as she is, though, she can’t drive a car yet, at least. I know because she told me. “No, Daddy. You drive the car, not me. Let’s go–stop stalling.”

How long can a time-out be for subtleties of attitude? (grin)