Me: Ems, here are two vitamins. Please give Andrew one.
Emily: Ok. (Walks over to her brother.) Here you go, Andrew.
Five minutes later.
Andrew: Misse! [Mine] (Pointing at the vitamin Emily is eating.)
Me: Ben, did you see Emily give Andrew a vitamin?
Ben: No. I think she's eating his right now.
Ben: Emily, come here. Did you eat Andrew's vitamin?
Ben: Please don't lie, did you eat it? We saw you put it in your mouth.
Emily: No! (Begins crying. Runs to me for comfort. I try to send her back to her dad.)
Ben: Oh no. (Picks up a gummy vitamin from off the coffee table.) She did give him one.
Our eyes meet. We have falsely accused our sweet, little girl and not believed her when she told the truth.
Ben: Oh sweetie, come here. I am so very sorry.
After several minutes of cuddling her, she pulls away.
Emily: It's okay daddy.
We, as parents, are fallible. It's a hard lesson for Ben, me, and our kids to learn. However, we have learned to say sorry. Thankfully.