We invited Olivia's friend Amanda to sleep over. "Her daddy said it's OK, but he needs to check with her mommy first," updated Claus.
"Oh, of course," said my sometimes precocious-seeming six year old. "That's what husbands do."
"Do?" I asked.
"Yeah. They always need to check with their wives first before they can do anything," clarified Olivia, without meaning to be funny.
Claus and I laughed out loud. Then his laugh faded and his wide smile tightened up into a little pout while he faux-glared at me from a place where the kid couldn't see him. I shrugged. She might be speaking the truth!