Kateri and I were making raspberry syrup for our french toast when Pippin came down from the school room with ink all over his stomach. I picked him up and asked,
"Pippin, did you get into the pens?"- dumb question I know.
"NO" he answered.
"Then how did you get pen on your tummy?"
Kateri immediately went into interrogator mode. She crossed her arms and started out with good-cop lull you by my sweetness voice and asked,
"PIppin, dijyu cwimb up on the desk and get da pens?"
"NO" he insisted again, " I didn't."
"Den how dijyu get da pen?" changing immediately to the I know you did it don't try to get out of it tell me everything I already know voice.
"I cwimbed on da caburd" he whined. Meaning the one in the kitchen where we were cooking.
"But I didn't see you come down here and cwimb on da KAHBURD" she said emphatically, her eyes narrowing.
"So you had to get on da desk and get a pen" she announced. Case closed.