There's always one parent who is the "alpha," and I think we found out who it is in our house last night...and it's not much of a surprise.

I was upstairs getting ready for bed, and my husband Mike was downstairs trying, unsuccessfully, to get the kids to pick up, turn off the t.v., and go to bed.  I heard him say sternly, "who's in charge around here?"

The response, "Mom."


"Well, your Mom is upstairs, so I am in charge right now."

At least we all know the chain of command!