Yesterday, as she shouted out her post-snooze demands she wandered into the kitchen where I had been doing a craft with the older Wees. Walking right up to me she grabbed my shirt sleeve and grunted "Water, now!"
Thinking this was an excellent opportunity to do Ms. Manners proud, I said, "Maddie, what is the magic word?"
Looking me dead in the eye with her most serious dictator expression, Maddie replied,"abracadabra."
Needless to say the child was right, - "abracadabra" is THE magic word.
So I gave her her water. And gone went another teaching moment - shot down by the straightforwardness of a wee.
Moral of the Story: Never ask a witness a question that you don't know the answer to.
A wee bit humbled,