“Mamma, can I shut this?”, asked the younger one with a winning smile. The lid of the box of baby-powder was screwed on tight, so I told him he could do so if he liked.
When, after fifteen minutes of unnatural silence, I went investigating, I found him coated in baby-powder, making patterns on the thick layer of baby-powder lying on the floor.
“I did not tell you to open the lid”, I thundered. “I only gave you permission to close it.”
“But unless I opened it, how could I close it?”, demanded my three year old.
Irrefutable logic that.
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