Communication breakdown.

What we said: Time to get dressed!

What he heard: Tell us that story again. The one with no real ending.

What we said: Okay, really, it's time to get dressed.

What he heard: How slowly can you slide one foot into a pantleg?

What we said: GET. DRESSED.

What he heard: Whoa, mister, where's the fire? Surely you can zone out for a few minutes while your head is still inside your shirt.

What we said: Okay, I'm leaving the room now because otherwise I'm going to scream.

What he heard: Chase after me! Chase after me and be sure to make robot noises! Also, don't zip up your pants first, so that they fall down around your ankles. I love that.

What we said: So how was school today?

What he heard: GIVE ME YOUR SOUL.

What we said: I don't need details, I just wanted to know if you had a good day.

What he heard: DELICIOUS SOUL. I WILL EAT IT AND LEAVE NONE FOR YOU. NOM NOM.

What we said: I can tell by the shrieking that you don't want to tell me about your day, so let's move on.

What he heard: Truly, sir, you have defeated me. I tip my hat to you.

What we said: You can watch one show.

What he heard: You can watch at least one show.

What we said: No, one show. One. That's it.

What he heard: I'm sure a little whining could convince me otherwise.

What we said: That sound coming out of your mouth is not changing my mind.

What he heard: I'm beginning to see your point.

What we said: Or we could have no television for the rest of the week.

What he heard: Which leaves me more time for grilling you about school. I will get that soul if it's the last thing I do. BWA HA HA.