Scene: a busy morning at our local Starbucks. Lucie has dragged Mama K to the bathroom while Mama C waits in line to order breakfast. It is Lucie’s 3rd birthday. Mama K and Lucie join Mama C.
Lucie: What’s that? (points to cake pop in the display case)
Mama C: Oh, nothing.
Lucie: Want that. (eager pointing)
Mama K to Mama C: She really wants it.
Mama C: She’s not having cake for breakfast.
Lucie: That! That! That!
Mama K: But it’s her birthday.
Mama C (sing song voice): She doesn’t know that.
Lucie: Mama. Mommy. Mommy. Mama. (pointing)
Mama C: No, Lucie.
Lucie: Mama! Mommeeeeeeeee!
Mama C: Lucie, I said–