. . .as I saw Victoria rear her arm back then immediately heard her say, “Thad. Catch.”
To which I replied, “Do not throw that.”
And she, two feet away, pretended not to hear me and said, again, “Thad. Catch.”
And I said, “DO NOT THROW THAT. How clear was that?”
And she rightly said, “Pretty clear. . .can I toss it?”
And I said, with blood vessels bursting in my head and richocheting off the inside of my skull, “You may not do anything with that that is a synonym of throw, such as toss, fling, flick, hurl, etc.”
I am nothing if not a teacher.
All this while Thad chanted, “PILLOW FIGHT!!!!! PILLOW FIGHT!!!!! A pillow fight is when you take a pillow and you fight with it. You hit someone with a pillow and they hit you with a pillow and then it turns into a PILLOW FIGHT!!!!!!”
I have sent them outside.