I'm thinking of doing an in-depth study of phrases used in our household. I'm curious to see where this one ranks:
"But it was an accident!"
The following "accidents" have happened recently 'round our place.
J.T. "accidentally" opened the playroom window, pushed the screen out, and dropped Abby's fave Barbie cell onto the ground. Where the dog was thrilled to find it, even more thrilled to have a cranky lady chase her down and wrest the much slobbered upon plastic from her.
Abby "accidentally" poured all the decorative pebbles out of the candle jar in the guest bathroom. Then "forgot" how to pick them up.
J.T. "accidentally" poked Abby in the ribs and she "accidentally" pushed him back.
There was an "accidental" splashing incident at bathtime, an "accidental" meeting of blue marker and armchair, AND an "accidental" chocolate chip cookie theft.
Do you have these kinds of "accidents" at your place?