On Saturday, BioMom and the FYO trekked down the alley for a night of debauchery with the bachelor-for-the-night Father-of-Four and their Sidekick (a friend of FO4's and best-friend of MO4's since elementary school).
It is always insane over there even if, as was the case that evening, two of the four were at friends' places for the evening, and our FYO LOVES it. Between the sheer number of mammals in the house (they also have a guinnea pig and a newly adopted puppy) and their magnanimous personalities, you can always expect a good time.
This evening was no disappointment, except for the fact that I was exhausted and called it relatively early only to fall asleep in front of How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog later at home.
Their Sidekick told a story about a recent attempt at putting 4of4 (our FYO's chronological counterpart) to bed. Apparently she had a marker and was unwilling to put it down for the night. Sidekick patiently took it from her hand, placed it on the bedside table, and drew a line in the sand:
If that marker moves between now and the morning, you will be in trouble.
Bad [name of Sidekick]! Bad [name of Sidekick]!
4Of4 being especially haughty - much more so than our FYO - woke up with marker covering her exposed skin the next morning.
I don't know what the consequence was, but am glad that to this point, our FYO hasn't been willing to push the boundaries that far!