I listened to them from my perch on the top step and didn't know whether to laugh or to cry...
"I don't WANNA GO!", Erin sobbed.
"Mommy said we could get ice cream at Dairy Queen after we go to the gas station. Get your coat, or she'll get mad, and she might change her mind." I loved Shannon's motherly advice to her sister.
I entered the living room, coat on, purse in hand. "Let's go, girls. I need to put air in the tire before it goes flat."
Erin's sobbing intensified. Walking over to her, I gave her a hug, and helped her put her coat on. "Mommy, are you really going to put ME in the tire?"