As soon as I hung up the phone, the blond twin raced to my desk.
She calmly said, "Who did you call a jerk? I told her I was talking about someone at work. She said, "I just wanted to make sure you weren't calling Daddy a jerk."
We talked about the fact that Mommy and Daddy don't talk to each other that way. I asked her if she ever heard us say anything mean to each other. She admitted she didn't think I would say that about her Daddy, but she wanted to be sure.
I was really proud of her. She defended her Daddy with complete conviction. She's a girl who is not afraid to step up when she thinks it's needed. It's one of the things I admire about her.