The noisy boys are growing up fast, and their questions don't always have simple answers. Can they invite so-and-so over to play? What should they do when someone says a bad word at school? What if someone is mean to them, or to one of their best friends?
Behavior that is clearly black and white in early childhood takes on grayish tones as they mature and grapple with relationships and making good choices.
But I'm happy to report that tonight, Twin A's question was easy to answer:
"Mom?" he asked.
"Yeah?" I answered.
"Can we cut a hole in the wall of the basement?" He asked.
"No," I said.
Yup. No problem.
Don't you just love it when it really is black and white? So easy.