The circumstances for Funny Thing of Today #3 were not so funny. The little girls made such a hash of their bedroom that they couldn’t clean it themselves, so Jacinta went to work on it. While she was in the back room, the little darlings pulled out all the children’s hats and mittens and threw them around the kitchen. She made them pick that mess up and then went back to continue excavations in their bedroom, and while she was gone again they snuck paint up from the basement to play at face painting.
OK, so maybe that’s a little bit funny. In retrospect.
Enter Papa, also known as The Enforcer. I recounted the sad series of events to Regina, who at seven years old is the oldest and the ringleader of the three. “So why did you bring the paint up?”, I concluded. “Why did you do that?”
In a voice full of woe, Regina replied, “I guess I must have lost my mind!”