All I can say is choose your words wisely, when you are parenting your children. Young children have a way of soaking them up in their brain, and using them against you when you least expect it.
After nights of the relentless chore of trying to keep the girls in the bed at bedtime, we decided to limit evening sugar. Desert after supper was keep to a minimum and in the evening hours it was cut out completely. When they would come running begging for ice cream or candy at 7:30pm, the answer was always the same. "No it has sugar and... it will make you wild in the bed". Which eventually became our funny family household saying when they came asking. Funny that was until it some how ventured it's way to be used outside the household. Here we were late one evening at a church gathering, fellowshipping with finger foods. Talking amongst a bunch of others, I started to eat something sweet. Next thing I know, Madisen blurts out real loud, "Daddy!! Is Mommy gonna be wild in the bed tonight?" I'm sure I turned four shades of red, trying to explain her statement. Leave it to little Mrs. Innocent to say something at just the right moment. So, again speaking from experience Choose wisely.
For all those wondering, Barbie (and her friends) were safely released today. In need of some clothes and a good hair brushing, but returned all in one piece. Seems those that were scared for her life were very willing to immediately cooperate. They over compensated with many shocking loving gestures toward one another. The demands were unexpectedly carried out within minutes, yet nothing was returned till the hours were met. They were very much relieved once they saw just exactly what they would have been donating to the less fortunate, had this gone bad. The needed adjustment has been my breath of fresh air. At this point I do not see these events reoccurring in the near future. A big Thank you goes out to all those who were concerned for Barbie's safety!