"Mo-om!" Andrew called. "Could you get down the pencil box so I can find my lucky pencil?"
We were getting ready to do homework.
"Andrew, which one is your lucky pencil??" Gladys asked, excited to hear this tantalizing information.
I felt my stomach tighten. "Great," I thought. "It is late afternoon and my kids will be fighting over a rediculous pencil. This is all I need. Think quick."
And then, Andrew answered.
"My lucky pencil is whichever pencil is lucky enough to be chosen by ME."
"Great! I'm going to choose MY lucky pencil too!" Gladys chimed in cheerfully.
Have yourself a very, very lucky day everyone!