me: it’s time for bed. turn off the tv in the playroom and go get ready.
them: [all kinds of wailing and whining, then whispering and silence]
them: mama, look at us. [each slowly crawls out of playroom looking sad with their heads down ] slow, mournful song plays in the background.
me: [stifling laughter]
9yo [theoretically cleaning up the playroom with her sister]: got frisbee?
came home and went into playroom to say hi to kids.
9yo: hey, i’m just chillin in my underwear.
me: alrighty then [turns around and leaves room]
just turned the tv off in the playroom, leaving 7yo in the dark. i got yelled at, but come on, SHE WAS BEING SILENT. NO WONDER I THOUGHT THERE WERE NO KIDS IN THERE!