One night when Nick was away on a work trip and I was just about wiped out from a busy day, the kids got into a royal screaming match when they should have been brushing their teeth.
The three of them were having a tug-of-war with the bathroom door and there were many lovely accompanying noises.
I called them downstairs to get the story. We finally boiled it down to: Wilson was looking for his wallet in the bathroom. Marianne didn’t want him to go into the bathroom.
Finch had participated enthusiastically in the door-pushing, but I couldn’t figure out why he was even involved since he didn’t have anything to do with either the wallet or the bathroom.
When I asked him, he smiled broadly and boasted, “I saw Marianne trying to open the door, so I came and helped her! I didn’t even know why I was doing it!!” He was very proud of his contribution.
It’s always good to do a periodic character evaluation.
Helping your friends: No problem
Following the crowd: Needs a little work before getting access to the car keys