the kids are playing house.

Rio: I want to be the Mama!

Her friend: I want to be the Mama!

Rio (agitated): No! I am the Mama!

Friend (more agitated): NO! I will only play if I can be the Mama!

Me: Hey! Remember how your friend C has two Mamas? You could both be the Mama.

Both girls: OK!

They ran off to play happily. This was roughly the parenting equivalent of sinking a basket from mid-court.

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