“He said! She said!” a frustrated mother copied her arguing children.
“But, Jacob was cheating.”
“No, Kayla was cheating.”
Mother frowned, “How many times have I asked you not to accuse each other of something bad? Be polite and don’t argue.”
The two had to change tactics.
“I’m sorry for saying you were cheating, Jacob.”
“I’m sorry too,” Jacob replied.
“That’s better. Now, what has happened?”
“We had been taking turns. It was my turn but Jacob took it instead.”
Jacob summoned his most innocent expression, “I know we were taking turns and one of us was mixed up but it wasn’t me.”