Me to Olivia: Have a milk carton. (Handing her an empty milk jug that needed to be thrown away.)
Olivia (dryly): Thanks. Just what I always wanted.
Angela (without a moment’s hesitation): I will name it George and train it to do all of my math.
Olivia (a few minutes later): Maybe I should build a robot to do all of my math for me.
Me: If you build a working robot, I’ll never make you do math again.
Olivia: It takes math to build a robot, doesn’t it?
Steven (a little while later): Maybe you should build a robot to do your language arts.
Olivia: It still takes math to build it. Besides, I like language arts.
Wouldn’t you just love to be a fly on our wall for just one day? It wouldn’t be boring. I promise!