Today Kate and Terri got into a kerfuffle over our old mattress which is presently located on the living room floor. Terri, Bernie and Gus were relaxing on the mattress, reading a book out loud to each other and Terri, ever the one to try to enforce reasonable rules unreasonably, got Kate to "promise" to stop jumping on the mattress (without promising anything in return). Kate immediately broke her "promise" and the rest of the kids were up in arms over it.
Frank charged fiercely upstairs to exclaim his indignation to me:
"Mommmy! Kate promised she wouldn't jump on the bed and ... and ... she broke her mind!!!"