This actually happened a couple weeks ago, but I've been waiting for the perfect time to share, and today seemed like it. We were in the process of closing down the shop, so we were rushing around on a fine Sunday, getting to Church, getting back, headed to the shop to clean-up, etc.
At a time like that, I would NEVER decide not to argue with Jory and to leave him home with Kaleigh. After all, Church is a family event, and the convenience of leaving a babysitter home with the baby so I didn’t have to get either one out the door would not be appealing, would it?
And, when my wife said “I’ll head to the shop, you check on Jory and Kaleigh”, I would never just walk in and glance at them lying on the bed, snuggled in together, watching TV and sneak out without even saying “Hi”. Without even looking at what they were watching.
And, when my wife asked “What were they doing?” … “watching a movie together.” … “Which one?” … quick phone call … “Umm … The Godfather II”. NO. We would never condone that. That would be a totally inappropriate movie for a 20 year old to be watching with a 4 year old, right?
Even if it WAS keeping her quiet?
I'm happy to report: she survived … with minimal scarring …