For the last two days, Claire and Ben have been playing a "game" in which Claire is the "Queen of the House" and Ben is the "King of the House." My role in this game is playing the part of . . . "The Slave." After hearing Claire call me "slave" umpteen times, I told her that if she said it just one more time, I was going to put her in "time-out."
Overreaction? I think not.