In the car, the other day…
Me: Just so you know, there’s going to be a man coming round to fix the kitchen light
Because when you flooded the bathroom, and made rain in the kitchen, all the water went into the light and it broke.
Yes, and Mummy and Daddy were a bit cross, weren’t we?
[With a hint of reproach] “I did say I was sorry…”
Yes. Yes you did, and that was a Good Thing.
[Awkward silence. Traffic slows to a stop]
“Why don’t you be a real man…?” [sigh]