Alice and Stuart get along pretty well. Their relationship is usually good and certainly fascinating to observe, especially when they have friction.
Last night, Stuart was pushing Alice’s buttons and when she had enough she turned to him and said, “Stuart! You a jerk!” and proceeded to list out all the things that she felt insulted about. Stuart fired back that he was not a jerk and before the bickering could get out of hand, I separated them (Alice needed to go brush her teeth and change for bed) and I turned to Stuart and said, “Hey Stuart – you’re not a jerk, but sometimes you act like one.” And his response was, “yeah, dad, I know.”