3-year-old Daniel is flinging toys down the stairs again. We have been working on this.
“Danny, no throwing things down the stairs!” older brother Ambrose reminds him. “Papa says.”
“Papa’s not home,” the small one dares to answer.
“Yes, but Mama is. Mama is home. No throwing.”
Daniel considers this for just a moment. He holds a stuffed puppy in his hands and looks thoughtful.
And then he hurls the puppy down the stairs … full force.