We now know how Sophie and Chloe can successfully bond. As we all got ready for the day this morning, the two girls were busy upstairs. It was eerily quiet for a good 15 minutes. Believe me, 15 minutes may not sound like much, but when your kids tend to scream at each other every five minutes or so, 15 minutes is a lifetime.
The two schemers bounded down the stairs. By that point, Chloe was yelling at Sophie for some silly reason I don’t even remember. And Sophie revealed that she was holding a change purse. And Chloe revealed that the change purse contained money that she and Sophie had pooled together.
For a brief, surprised second I thought that they were going to use the money to buy us a Valentine’s present. I asked them if that was the case. Chloe looked at me as if I had three heads. “No, Mom! We want to go to the cool chocolate shop and buy candy!” “Candy for me?” I had the temerity to ask. “No, Mom! Candy for Sophie and me!”
Talk about a smackdown. When I came home this evening, I asked them if they had eaten all the candy they bought. They told me they were saving their goodies for tomorrow. When I asked them if they’d save me one, they looked at me as if I had three heads again. Oh well.