I was playing with the children, trying to pass time in the car as we waited for Ben and Emily to come out of class. I made a growling noise, like a creature, which usually elicits screams and giggles from the kids. Tonight-maybe because the car was dark,or the children were tired- I don't know what the difference was, but Tommy(3 yrs old)didn't like it:
Tommy: (very seriously and offended) Mom!!!!! Are you my mother?!!!! I thought you were my mother!!! (he waited, as if to demand an explanation)
Me: Of course I am your mother, silly! Why are you asking such a funny question?
Tommy: Because mothers aren't supposed to do that to their children!!!