(scene open in cluttered parlor)
Me: (frazzled) It is three in the afternoon. Is everyone finally done with their school work?!
Beta: (staunchly) Yes. (puts on his shoes)
Me: What are you doing?
Beta: I’m going to take the smalls outside for a sword fight. Get them out of your hair.
Gamma: Yay! Sword fight! (throws down toys, runs for shoes) I want two swords!
Delta: I will use a peasant weapon because I am a peasant.
Husband: (hears this, puts on shoes)
Me: Where are you going?
Husband: Be right back. Have to teach a spear class.