Exasperation – a new definition
Me: G go brush your teeth please.
Me: G, have you brushed your teeth?
G: No, not yet.
Me: Brush your teeth.
Me: G, time for school. Have you brushed your teeth?
G: I’m just putting my marbles in their box.
Me: But have you brushed your teeth?
G: What? No.
Me: G, brush them now!
Me: That means stop playing.
G: Okay, but I just have to straighten my books.
Me: No, G, we don’t have time for straightening. Just brush your teeth.
G comes downstairs
Me: Let me smell your teeth. They don’t smell minty. Did you brush your teeth?
G: I forgot. I’ll go do them right now.
Me: How was school?
Me: What did you do?
Me: Really, nothing? Why do I bother sending you?
G: I don’t know, why do you?
Me: Because I’m legally obliged to.
G: What does ‘legally obliged’ mean?
Me: Forget it. I give up.
G: Does that mean I don’t have to go to school?