Caroline has taken to writing stories (which means drawing crazy shapes to the rhythm of her telling the story). Yesterday she was writing one while we ate dinner.
Caroline: Ok, this is going to be a really funny story. But you can't laugh until I'm done telling it.
Parents nod in agreement.
Caroline: There was this time when we were all going on a very exciting trip. It was a trip to Marmy's house. And we got there and we remembered that we forgot something at home. And do you know what we forgot?
Mama: No. What did we forget?
Caroline: It was Syl.
Mama: [trying not to laugh per the rules] We forgot your BABY SISTER?
Caroline: Yes! But we did go back to get her. [Sigh]