The other night when I asked RNR to help her brother pick up his toys, she came completely unhinged and threw a fit like I have not seen (from her) in quite some time. Apparently, she had some pent up frustration surrounding her brother.
After she produced a litany of reasons why she should not have to help and how she absolutely would not do it, she yelled,
"You hate everyone in this house except me!"
And Miss Noteworthy and I laughed so hard that there may or may not have been two distinct puddles on the kitchen floor.
When we explained to RNR why we were snorting and unable to breathe, she got a good laugh, too, and then actually went straight upstairs and picked up the toys. More than needing to let off steam, she needed a good laugh. And I'm glad she provided that for all of us.