Child Number Two bounced into the kitchen after school today, and announced through an enormous mouthful of chocolate chip cookie:
"I got in trouble in science class today."
For, although my seven-year-old is most definitely the rabble-rouser here at home, she has always been an attentive, obedient and enthusiastic student.
I made cautious inquiries as to the cause of the reprimand.
The little deviant grinned broadly, and replied:
"Well... we were learning about Great White Sharks... and I coloured the one on my work-sheet purple."
Oh, dear girl... You are most definitely and absolutely MY CHILD.
"If they give you ruled paper, write the other way."
-- Juan Ramón Jiménez