I told the girls to get their shoes, we were going to run errands. Mgazi protested immediately.
Mgazi: I don’t want to go. I want to stay home by myself, with you guys.
Me: If you are with us guys, you are not by yourself.
Mgazi: I want to stay home alone!
Me: I can’t leave you alone, hon. What if something happened while I was gone?
Mgazi: I would scream, MOMMY! (She demonstrated.)
Me: Wow. Thanks for that, Gaz. Loud as that was, I wouldn’t hear you because I wouldn’t be at home.
Mgazi: Then I would call you on the phone.
I cocked an eyebrow at her.
Mgazi: I know I know. I don’t have a phone.