Kristina had been invited to a birthday party for one of her friends yesterday.
The accompanying parents were all hanging out in the living room, while the horde of children were playing in the next room over where the toys were.
And then some screaming started.
There were enough giggles thrown in that nobody was overly concerned as to what, exactly, was causing the shrieking, and therefore we adults continued on with our miraculously-not-being-interrupted-by-children conversations.
And then 4 of them came running through the middle of the living room screaming, quickly followed by Kristina holding a toy chainsaw and laughing manically.
And the entire company of adults just burst out laughing.
I have no idea where she got the idea of chasing her friends with a chainsaw, but it was so simultaneously hilarious, adorable, and disturbing that I couldn't bring myself to tell her to stop.
Also, that may or may not have been because I was laughing so hard I snorted red kool-aid out my nose. It's just really hard to put on a stern mommy voice when you're snorting stuff out of your nose. Or like, speak....
And just in case anyone wanted some suggestions of birthday presents to get her come August, it looks like a toy chainsaw would be a big hit.