A Recent Discussion:
Me: This kitchen is a mess. I'm glad you are all self-sufficient in cooking. Now you need to learn to be self- sufficient in cleaning up!
General Murmuring: It wasn't me! I didn't do it! I cleaned up my mess.
Most of the youngsters disappeared while I turned to survey the pile of dirty dishes in the sink.
When I turned around, only Shane was standing there.
Me: Start gathering up the dishes on the island and load them in the dishwasher.
Shane: None of those are mine. I put mine away already.
Me: Well, just do it anyway...
Shane: HEY! I thought "Men should be punished for their own sins and not for 'others' transgressions!"
What was I thinking --teaching them the Articles of Faith--who knew they would one day be turned against me?