I am folding laundry in the living room & I hear the following from the kitchen:
"Where are you going?" (accusatory tone)
"To clean the litter box." (defensive tone)
"You didn't clean in here yet" (whine/bossy combination)
"I did. I cleaned this area" (moving towards anger, with a hint of tears forming)
"That's hardly anything. Look at all this -- all you did was that little area." (full force bickering)
"Well, I did it. And now I'm going to do the litter box." (also full scale bickering)
This is where I jump in -- "Girls, is there a problem?"
In unison they reply "No."
Followed by silence.
I want a dollar, just one dollar, every time this happens. I'd be rich.