Joey: Go to sleep big one!
(Daddy gives up and goes to sleep).
Joey: Mom, can I eat chocolates?
Me: Tomorrow because it’s night time and you’re about to sleep.
Joey: Are chocolates bad for eating before going to sleep?
Joey: But you say they’re bad for eating during daytime too? When can I eat them? (in an exasperated tone and hunched shoulders)
Me: (gives up and give Joey a piece of chocolate)
Joey: Mom, can you buy me the flying Buzz (Lightyear from Toy Story), a chopper, and Brewster (from Chuggington)?
Me: Just pick one and I’ll buy it for your birthday.
Joey (after thinking for a few seconds): Ok, Mom. I want the flying Buzz for my birthday.
Me: (relieved he gave up after just one try)
Joey: Mom, can I have three birthdays and you can buy the chopper and Brewster?
Me: (rolls off the sofa)
(continuation of above conversation)
Me: Joey, but you don’t have any money to buy the toys.
Joey (looks at me reproachfully): Mom, but you have!