When Alice is confronted with what she believes is injustice, she will decry it and assertively tell you “I call the police!!” (with that many exclamation marks). Unfortunately, injustice takes many forms, including (but not limited to): bath time, no dessert, end of TV for the day, having to spend time with me, her brother acting like a noodle, etc. ┬áMy typical response to her is “Go right ahead. What do you think the police will do when they find out that you need a bath and we asked you to take one?”

Two days ago, she was in the basement watching a movie and when the action got rough for the heroes, I heard “I CALL THE POLICE!!” and then a few minutes later she started dialing random numbers on the phone.

Well, that backfired.

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