On a long car ride this weekend, daughter number 3 (she's 10) is chatting about a confrontation between her and another little girl at school. From what I gather ("gather" not because I wasn't listening to her and playing with my ipod or anything) there was an incident during a kickball game wherein the little girl hit daughter number 3 not once but twice in the face (note: good moms don't laugh)... so when I quit laughing, we determine it may or may not have been on purpose. Here's where the tale picks up:
Daughter 3 - So then she hit me again in the same spot! (Sounding dramatic and over-reactive.... and I have NO idea where she gets that....Shut up!)
Daughter 2 (She's 18, and spreading hate and discontent) - So did you hit her back?
Daughter 3 - No, I just turned and walked away.
Daughter 2 - Why you gotta be the bigger person?
And that, my friends, is how to raise loving and caring children. There goes my mom of the year award.