Friends of my parents tell this story of their 4-year old son and 2-year old daughter talking in the back of the car:
Daughter: You a whiny boy.
Son: No I'm not! I don't whine! Mom, [Daughter] said I'm whiny! Tell her I'm not! Tell her to stop!
Daughter: You doin' it now.
Today I am a whiny girl. I have a sinus infection. Whah, whah. Poor me. It's rainy and overcast. Bleah. So this morning the little ones and I will go to playgroup where Eli will parallel play and I will sit in the corner with Helen and try not to infect anyone. And tonight I will cheer myself up by serving everyone Beck's Chocolate Surprise Cake* (There are beets in it! Shh!) and watching Juno with my husband.
I will also be cheered up by the thought of my reader panel idea being published in the July/August issue of Wondertime. I'll be published! And they're paying me $75! I'm the next Catherine Newman! HA HA HA HA HA HA.
*Substitute dairy-free margarine for the butter, and bake it in an 8"x8" pan at 325 degrees.
[Edited to add: I ended up with enough batter to fill a 9"x13" pan, so that's what I used. We frosted it with dairy-free cream cheese icing, and everyone liked it a lot.]