I like that Adrienne! And that type of response works for us allllllllmost 100% of the time. But I will say, at the risk of throwing my mom COMPLETELY under the bus, when our kids come home from her house having had, “Just a little taste of frosting” (which we all know means just shy of a handful), there is no containing the amount of energy in our little ones. They act like COMPLETELY different children.
I remember one time, our daughter came home from Grandma’s house and was rolling on our floor crying about nothing she could describe. Once she burned the energy out (and we just let her) she explained that they stayed up “really late watching a movie,” then woke up and had multiple pancakes with syrup. Zoiks. Not a recipe for a solid 4 year old. :)