My mom has always referred to Lily as the "Stealth Child" because she looks so innocent and sweet that you would never suspect her of being up to no good. Ella has an impish grin that lets you know when she's done something slightly devilish, but Lily just bats her big blue eyes and lies through her teeth.
Last night was the perfect example. At bedtime we always instruct the girls to put on nightshirts and clean panties, and until last night, we thought they always complied. Ella danced past to the bathroom to brush her teeth, but Lily sauntered by. Something made B ask if she had put on clean panties. Lily said yes, but when B gave her the raised-eyebrow stare, she admitted that she hadn't changed panties. When he told her to go back to her room and try again, she said, "But I never like changing panties at bedtime!" which elicited a collective groan from everyone in the room.
A few minutes later Lily came out of her room to show us that she had on new panties. This morning, when I climbed into Lily's bed to give her morning snuggles and wake her up, I discovered that she had indeed put on new panties - over the dirty ones.
She had obeyed the letter of the law, if not the spirit.