I don't want to pick a fight with you either, I'm a pacifist you know.
I don't buy that. You like to stir at times and you're not zen enough to be a pacifist at heart.
And actually I'm more like a mother hen.
One doesn't exclude the other: you're a mother hen to the men of this thread (pfff...as if they need help) and a mother superior to me (which is ludicrous).
Next time you jump in front of men to have a go at me, bite your tongue. Don't be a chicken and let them fight their own battles.
It is indeed a nutcracker.
I can't wait to see his face when he opens his gift.