Welcome Most Esteemed Members of the Jury. The case I present to you today has all the evidence of being a classic Mommy Emergency. I ask that at the end of this case you take a moment and weigh in with your verdict in my son’s request for an appeal.
The events unfolded as follows:
It was late afternoon on a sunny, warm, hang your laundry outside day. The afternoon was filled with a cool refreshing breeze. The eldest, our son, had been invited to spend the afternoon with a family of boys riding their new to them go-cart down the nearby hills. He returned home with energy to spare.
The daughter did feel slightly cheated as the best ‘special’ thing that could be offered on a moments notice was a phone call to her dearest and bestest friend in the whole world or at least in Stratford.
It was during the phone call that the first crime was perpetuated. The son reached over and right before his mother’s eyes did wilfully and with intention press the button and prematurely terminated such ‘special’ phone call that his sister was in process of having.
The punishment of perpetual banishment to one’s room was served and the daughter allowed to make a second phone call.
After which time the daughter did request if she might go play in the sandbox. Permission was granted.
Then passed an indeterminate amount of time, to best estimation no less than 30 minutes but not in excess of 60 minutes.
The son then did request and was granted permission to exit his time of perpetual banishment and join his sister in the aforementioned sandbox.
It must now be noted that mother forgot to utter the usual clause that time spent in outdoor recreation will be immediately terminated upon extreme noise, rowdiness, or excessive sibling complaints.
A second amount of time did then pass, in estimation less than 5 minutes.
At which point mother went outside to be greeted with the following uproarious onslaught summarized as tersely as possible below:
Daughter: He put sand down my BACK and is bothering me!!! He infuriates me!!!
Son: I did not, she won’t play my game, we always play her game, she’s lying!!!
Evidence: sand on daughter’s head, in her hair and on her neck. Forensic mother didn’t care to check if sand was under her t-shirt.
Daughter is now playing in back yard alone.
Son is now in perpetual banishment to his room.
My son feels that my prior ruling on the ‘phone call issue’ has clouded my better judgement and feels he has reason to request an appeal. As father is in horizontal position and we all know it best not to ask his opinion when he is in such state of repose, I hearby request your assistance in this matter of extreme urgency… to my son. 😉