We're making pasta for lunch, and it's traumatizing my four year old.
  1. 1.
    The water is boiling.
  2. 2.
    "I don't want to watch it bubble!"
    Followed by loud wails.
  3. 3.
    She doesn't like bubbles?
    I find this difficult to believe.
  4. 4.
    "Don't watch the bubbles-- drain it!"
  5. 5.
    No one is allowed to watch the bubbles.
    Very possessive about the bubbles.
  6. 6.
    She doesn't want lunch?
    She'll regret not wanting lunch in about 12 minutes.
  7. 7.
    She doesn't like pasta?
    This is not true.
  8. 8.
    She was once a pasta noodle in a former life and is remembering the trauma of being boiled to al dente.
  9. 9.
    There is no reason for this wailing.
    Constant wailing of "drain it" followed by loud sobs.
  10. 10.
    She was up too late last night.
    The repercussions of staying late at a Christmas party. Day after moments of inexplicable exhaustion.