I'll confess that I'm something of a distracted parent early in the morning and late at night when I do most of my writing. My kids know that.
My kids however also know that I'm always up for a game.
My younger son comes out of the bathroom this morning and says, "Let's play Simon Says!"
"Well, sure, okay!"
"Simon says, Get out of that chair!"
Stifling a chuckle, I stand up. "What's next?"
"Simon says, Eat breakfast!"
Smart kid. He may have learned how to manipulate his mother, but he's still just four and a half-years old. As he scampers off to the kitchen, I shout after him, "Wait! Come back and put on your pants!"
He doesn't stop. Obviously, I forgot to say "Simon Says."