“Lydia! I want to be your ally today,” a boy shouted from the kitchen.
Well, thank God.
As the girl was busy putzing around her room and couldn’t hear the declaration, no formal alliance has been established.
Wait! Even as I typed the boy walked by me to the doorway of his sister’s room, paused and asked, “May I please come in?” and continued to wait until she said yes.
They talked amicably until the girl respectfully asked him to leave because she was working hard CLEANING!
Now he is emptying half of the dishwasher.
I’m just going to sit here quietly and enjoy it.