sic: You know, chic #2, you were really doing the Sermon on the Mount this morning with chic #3. She's so little and so sick, and when we were at the doctor's, you really "went the extra mile," like Jesus said, to try to make her feel better. You didn't have to do that, but you did. I'm proud of you.
(chic #2 smiles shyly)
Chic #1: You know, I could do that. I would have helped if I was there.
sic: I'm sure you would have, son, but I am complimenting your sister right now.
(chic #1 frowns in mild jealousy, brightens, turns to me)
Chic #1: (whispering) Hey, mom! Slap me on my cheek!
I promise you, even Jesus was laughing at that one.