The day of Christmas Eve, as I prepared food, tried to keep the house straight, and waited for my family to arrive:
Me: "The fun has not started for me yet!"
Cole: "I know Mom, the fun won't start for you until the adults out-number the kids!"
Forestalling the start of morning bickering:
Me: "It's a new day and a new year. There will be a change in attitude and behavior!"
Isabella: "I'll get your purse so you can give us the change!"
Happy New Year....