I apparently have a habit of teasing the baby about her crying, which is I think understandable since babies cry like it is the end of the world when it is simply the end of a dry diaper.
So I’m sure it was my doing that the other day when Serena started to cry and I picked her up Rio said, in a completely singsong, sweet voice, “Oh! The horror, the horror!”
I looked at her blankly.
“You forgot to say, ‘The horror, the horror’ Mom,” she said reasonably. “‘Cause that’s what we say when the baby cries, right? The horror the horror!”