Every conversation between a parent and a child, in four conversations. (Slate)

This whole item applies very well to one of my children.

cq5dam.web_.1280.1280Me: Put your shoes on.

Child: Did you know that we don’t actually vote for president, we vote for people who vote for president?

Me: I don’t care, put your shoes on.

Child: I am.

Me: You’re not. Put your shoes on.

Child: Why do we have shoes anyway?

Me: Just put your shoes on.

Child: That reminds me, where are my shoes?

Me: What? They’re right there! Right next to your feet!

Child: Oh, these shoes?

 

Source: Slate