Peter (age 10, having just read another book on the Civil War): Daddy, what do you know about William TECK-um-suh Sherman?
Me: Te-CUM-suh. Not much. Other than during the Civil War, he lead a march to the sea that split the Confederacy into north and south sections, which pretty much led to the end of the Civil War.
Peter: (disappointed) Daddy, It was more like east and west.
Me: Northeast and southwest? (I take a bite of dinner.)
Peter: It just gets preciser and preciser. (Quickly, before I can say anything.) Except for my grammar.
Me: (After swallowing) Peter, did I tell you today that I love you?
(I go into the next room and start typing.)
Peter: Are you blogging this?
Peter: Make sure you cite your sources!