One day after work, I was driving my two sons home from school when Christopher asked if we could stop at a store so he could buy a birthday gift to take to school the next day. I said, “sure, but why?” He 2)proceeded to tell me that tomorrow would be George Washington's birthday, and he wanted to take him a gift. His older brother, Richard, looked at Christopher and said, “He's dead, stupid!’ Christopher quick reply was, “3)Darn, I knew we should have bought it sooner! "
My three-year-old brother had been told several times to get ready for bed. The last time my mom told him, she was very 4)insistent. His response was, “Yes, Sir!”Since he was talking to our mother (and she is a woman), we did not expect him to call her “Sir”. “You would say, ‘Yes, Sir’ to a man. I am a lady, and you would say ‘Yes, Ma'am,’ to a lady,” Mom said. To 5)quiz him on his lesson, she then asked him, ‘What would you say to Daddy?” “Yes, Sir!” came the reply. “Then what would you say to Mama?” “Yes, Ma'am!” he proudly answered.” “Good boy! Now what would you say to Grandma?” He lit up and said, “Can I have a 6)cookie?"