Scene: Nap time. The Kidling has been up several times in an attempt to do anything except fall asleep. Minutes pass. The Mama assumes all is safe. Then, she hears the sound of footsteps on the stairs. Moments later, Alice bursts into the office. With a naked bottom.
The Mama: (trying desperately to hide a smile) Alice, what’s going on?
The Mama: Where are your pants?
Alice: I don’t know.
The Mama: Really?
The Mama: You really don’t know where your pants are?
The Mama: Are you sure?
The Mama: Alice, I think you know where your pants are.
Alice: No. Really. I don’t.
The Mama: Don’t you know where your pants are?
Alice: Really. No.
The Mama: Then who took your pants?
Alice: I don’t know!
The Mama: I think your pants are in the bathroom. I think you took them off to go potty and didn’t put them back on. Right?
The Mama: (in a warning tone) Alice?
The Mama: I want you to go upstairs, put your pants back on, and go to sleep.
Alice: Can I go potty first?
The Mama: (thinks: Are you freaking kidding me? You haven’t even used the toilet yet? You got out of bed, went into the bathroom, took your pants and underwear off, came downstairs and started this charade before you even peed!?!?!?!) Yes.