A scary story.
Mr. S. was trying to get me to eat some cake today, and I told him that it was against the rules of the Supernanny Super Shape-up Plan. (It's the new Atkins. Watch for it.) Anyway, Madison asked me what I meant, so I said, "Let me tell you guys a story.
Once upon a time, there was a beautiful princess named Supernanny. One day, Supernanny found out that a horribly scary monster was coming, and the monster's name was Summer. Supernanny knew that she had to get ready for the horrible Summer, so she started doing a lot of Tae Bo and not eating so much cake. Pretty soon, she was able to put on her beautiful princess bathing suit before Summer came. The end."
The kids sat quietly for a moment, pensively chewing their dinner as their dad was snickering behind me. Finally, Madison swallowed and said in admiration,
"Wow. That's a REALLY good story, Supernanny."