The other day, my niece was over at our house, playing with Lilly. Lilly did NOT want her to go.
"Why are you packing your stuff?" she says. "Just keep playing."
"Lilly, I have to go. If I don't go home without complaining, I won't be allowed to come back."
I didn't know they actually BELIEVED it when we said shit like that! I say that all the time! Sometimes I actually think I mean it. But, really, what are we going to do? Disown that part of the family? Of course they are going to be allowed to visit their cousins. Actually, on a semi-regular basis they will HAVE to visit their cousins.
I enjoyed it immensely. Such trusting little buggers.