We have a loud home. Protests are constant.

“Nadia won’t be quiet.”

“Simone won’t share.”

The Supreme Court of Mommy settles several disputes a day.

For all the fussing back and forth, they really do love each other. Nadia had a low-grade fever and didn’t go to preschool the other day. Simone was not pleased about this development. She cried on the way to the car, all the way to preschool, and all the way to her room. I explained Nadia wasn’t feeling well.

“Why?” Simone wanted to know.

“She has a fever.”

“But I’m going to miss her.”

“I know. I know.”