Me: Whatcha doin’?
Her: Getting some water. It’s HOT out. Can we go to the pond?
Me: No, not right now. We’re going to eat soon. You guys can hang out in the fort until it’s ready, but I don’t want you going all the way to the pond right now. After lunch you can.
Her: Okay. How will we know when lunch is ready?
Me: I’ll call you. Or come out and get you.
Her: Well which one? I need to know! Will you call or come?
Me: One or the other. What does it matter?
Her: I just want to be READY.
Me: Uhh, what are you doing out in the fort that you don’t want me to see, that you’re worried about me coming out there?
Her: Nothing, GEEZ. I just want to be able to come RIGHT BACK and eat the DELICIOUS MEAL YOU ARE PREPARING.
Me: Uh huh.
God, it’s good to have them home.