The trip has been a wee bit difficult for the smallest of the Screaming Masses. Today, she went outside and looked around for something to destroy look at, and she discovered half of a pair of deer antlers. She grabbed them up and brought them in to me, and begged to keep them. I turned down her request, which didn't go over well.
Allegra took her outside to calm her down and Riley threw the antlers off the porch. She became immediately upset, because she just knew that someone would find those antlers and take them. My dad overruled me, Allegra told Riley she was now ALLOWED to keep them, and she went flying off the porch and rescued them. The next thing I knew, we were the proud owners of a half pair of antlers. (I know. You want to be me.) I told her she'd have to take them outside and leave them on the porch, and she was less than enthused. But there she went, and they sat for a minute or two, contemplating the beauty that was the half antler.
Allegra: Wow, Riley, I'm getting eaten alive by the mosquitos.
Riley: Yeah, me too.
Allegra: I'm gonna head inside, you coming?
Riley: No, someone has to stay outside and guard my antlers.
Allegra: Well, Riley, no one is going to take those antlers.
Riley: I don't wanna leave them out here!
Allegra: Ok, well then, let's hide them.
Riley: Ok, good idea.
Allegra walked over to the other side of the porch where it's cooler and shady.
Allegra: How about over here?
Riley: Allegra, people aren't stupid! Obviously, they are gonna see them and take them! They are so awesome!