Angel (10 years old) has her friend over for most of the day to celebrate the friends birthday. As they were chatting in her room, I went in to lay down the rules. Me: Today you can do whatever you want- Angel: Except burning down the house or stabbing each other. Me: Right. No destroying anything or murdering each other, I don't want to have to clean up any blood. So you can stay in here talking about boys- Girls: EEWWW! We hate boys! They're disgusting! YUCK! Me: Excellent, keep thinking that until your 18 please. I'm so glad my daughter and I have an understanding.
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