Youngest Daughter’s word of the day is “tastical”. As in…

Mommy, those are some tastical, blue socks you’re wearing!

In other news, I was brushing and shaving and washing this morning when I heard the noise. It sounded like someone knocking on the wall. The girls will do this from time to time – knock on the bathroom wall and expect me to knock back from the other side.

So I knocked back. But, no. The knocking was a bit more remote – not on the other side of the bathroom wall. I eventually concluded that they were knocking on the door of their bedroom. So I stopped paying attention for a little bit.

But the knocking continued… and grew louder… and eventually there were people shouting in angry voices that they wanted to be let into the room. Well, eventually I went to see what was going on, and arrived just in time to see Somewhat Frustrated Mommy also arriving on the scene and then opening the door for the girls to go into their room.

Into their empty room.

You see, we’ve trained them to respect privacy so well that when the door happened to be closed, they assumed someone was inside. And then they got frustrated that no one answered. And then angry. Which led to the shouting. At no one.

But we forget to consider the possibility that there wasn’t actually anyone in the room. It didn’t matter that the door doesn’t have a lock on it. We just stand and knock.