This is mom:
Mom is under the covers. Mom is asleep. When you talk to mom right this moment, she is likely to say things like, “Go away,” and “Go find your father,” or possibly even “I hear fries.” (Don’t ask.)
This is dad:
Dad is in the kitchen. Dad is awake. Dad will get you a waffle and milk. Dad will find toys to play with or cartoons to watch.
Mom will make unintelligible noises and demand the door remain closed.
Dad will put cinnamon and sugar on your waffle.
Why are you still in Mom’s room?
When I tell you to go away, it’s really for your own safety. You’ll just have to trust me on that one.