One of my sisters had the family over for Easter dinner yesterday. Two more of my sisters came in town for the get-together.
I only get to see them once or twice a year, so I brought plenty of toys for my five year old son to play with. I wanted him to stay busy so I would have a chance to visit. But, I made the mistake of thinking my nine year old daughter could keep herself entertained.
Shortly after dinner, she told me she was bored. So, I was relieved when my nephew asked her if she wanted to go to the basement to play Guitar Hero.
Of course, I was quickly interrupted when she wanted me to come watch her. She used the technique of half begging, half guilt-trip. “Please Mom? Please come watch me. Just one song.”
Then I started begging and said, “I really just want to visit with my sisters.”
I caved. “Okay. One song.”
My only request was that she make it quick.
But, that request was swiftly denied when I asked her, “What song are you going to play?”
And she replied, “I think it’s called Free Bird.”