Our 11 year old daughter came to me to tell me something our Sweet Pea had done.
I always try and be sensitive to our older children dealing with younger children and try and make sure the youngers are treating the olders with respect.
In this instance I felt like Sweet Pea had committed a "childish offense". I chalked it up to her being well....3. I tried to explain to my daughter that it surely wasn't a premeditated offense...
I said, "It's not like she did it and then gave you the evil laugh Mu-ah-ah-ah." (I confess, I love doing the evil laugh)..
My 11 year old daughter said, "Well, actually Mama..she did."
Me(Incredulously): "She gave you the EVIL laugh?"
I looked down at Sweet Pea and she gave me a BIG smile and then went.."Mu-ah-ah-ah.."
And the very chagrined judge found the defendant guilty. The evil laugh will hang you every time.