i win at parenting

i come home to find my daughters playing ninja. 8yo has the inflated “rotor” from a blow-up helicopter/ball pit that my sister gave them a while back. she is using it as a cross between nunchuks and a shield.

8yo: you and 5yo have to attack me. and then i spin into a tornado with my shield, and the two of you are blown backwards, and you say to each other, “WOW, SHE IS FREAKISHLY STRONG!!!'”

whereupon i nearly fell over laughing. but 5yo dutifully steps back and looks at me with awe on her face and says “WOW SHE IS FREAKINGLY STRONG!”

and i am now crying and clearly i lost the fight after that. i soo love my kids!!!