I recently finished reading, The Sweetnes at the Bottom of the Pie.
The novel begins with Flavia, the 11 year old main character, tied up (by her sisters) in a closet. Now Flavia's mother died and her father is quite absent. So, the antics of Flavia and her sisters can be seen as a bit extreme. Until now. I just overheard my oldest child telling his sister that she was just fine because she had food and water. Apparently, he had locked her up in the closet. I, of course, hollered that he must let her out. Then, I hear her yelling, "owie, owie, owie!" When I asked her twin what that was about, he said that the aforementioned older brother had duct taped her legs as she was made his prisoner. When questioned about the thinking behind locking his sister in the closet, my sweet son said, "Well, she wanted me to."
To which I responded, "WHAT?!"
"Yes, I said that I wished I could duct tape S and lock him in the the closet and she said I could do it to her!" This very much sounds like something my girl would say.
When questioned, she said, "Well, I didn't know he was going to duct tape me!" Imagine my strong feisty girl saying that with attitude.
Oh my! Unlike Flavia, my children have two very present parents, but this is the week with NO summer activities lined up. I guess my children are bored and tapping into their creative juices as they play. Yes, that must be it. Because, if I start comparing my girl to Flavia de Luce I might have to pull my hair out.