My husband was home with a migraine so I left the baby sleeping in his crib when I went to pick the kids up from their one day a week school for home schooled kids. On the way home I explained to all of them in great detail that when we got home everyone needed to be very quiet and go right to their rooms so no one would disturb the sleeping Bobby or their ailing dad.
“Oh. Well I was going to ask you a question, but since you said we would need to be quiet I probably shouldn’t ask,” said Joy age eight.
“Probably not,” I responded.
There was silence for a little while. Then very meekly Joy asked, “So if I had asked if Grace could come to my room, what would you have said?”