It's true, she did. Now let me present it the way we did to her Daddy. I've been telling him that she is almost 12 and every time she cries over nothing, I explain that's just the way girls that age are. He doesn't get it. He's never been a 12 year old girl. He's never had a sister. This is all like living in a foreign culture to him. So, we decided to use this to our advantage tonight.
At supper, I asked her, "Bethany, do you want to tell Daddy something?"
Bethany, "Daddy, I started something today."
Daddy, nonchalantly, half-listening as dads are wont to do at mealtime, "Oh. You started something?" and continued eating.
Bethany, "Yes. I started something today."
I interjected, "She started something that Mommy does, too."
At that point his eyes got REALLY big and I knew our little plan had worked.
Daddy, "You STARTED THAT TODAY???"
Bethany, "Yes. I started a GLUTEN-FREE DIET today!"
The look on his face was priceless. He didn't know if he should be mad or laugh at us! Bethany added, "I didn't lie! I told you I started something today!" LOL!!!
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