...why an 8-yr.old will pitch a hissy fit when I present him with a bowl of cereal WITH milk, when he plainly mumbled he wanted NO milk. Then proceeds to ask for a glass of milk.
...why, after hearing me harp countless times to "grab a sweatshirt" before leaving the house, a 10-yr.old will go outside and say, "Hey, I need a sweatshirt."
...how the number of "decorations" swinging from a car's rear view mirror is directly proportional to how little the driver actually pays attention to DRIVING. (Yes, I'm talking to YOU, Lady, in the silver Volvo with the flower lei and crystals on your mirror.)