Emma, "Mom, Grace missed Felicia's birthday".
Me, "Who is Felicia?"
Emma, "you know, Grace's Webkinz horse".
Me, "That's too bad. I'm taking a shower".
Emma exits bathroom and Grace enters: (can't catch a break here)
Grace, "Mom, Goldie's birthday is October 2nd, and my other one is born on the 23rd, so can I have a party for them and just invite my special friends and they can each bring their favorite Webkinz to the party?"
Me, "I'll think about it".
It's taken me years to learn that this answer will buy me another minute in the shower. The real answer of, "there is no way I am hosting a birthday party for a stuffed animal and your friends" would have bought me a migraine. It's taken some hard knocks, but I'm learning.