One of us needed to go to the grocery store to get supplies for Thanksgiving and Thanksgiving Eve when we're having friends and relatives over. Gretchen volunteered to go, but only if one of the girls stayed home. Katie immediately announced that she would go with, much to Julie's dismay.
After several minutes of dismay, I announced that Julie would get a special surprise if she stayed home with Daddy. Julie immediately perked up.
Katie immediately volunteered to stay home too.
So Gretchen headed off for the Jewel, unencumbered by little girls.
The surprise? Daddy gave his two little girls a nice long warm bath.
And managed to read about fifty pages of the current novel while doing so. :)