Thursday morning, ten minutes before departing for school:
Little Bro: How many days are left in this week?
Big Bro: It depends on what you consider the week to be. It could run through Saturday or Sunday, or if you are talking about the school week . . . .
Mom (interrupting, because Little Bro is clearly getting frustrated): There is one more school day left this week, honey.
Little Bro (overdramatically): WHEW. I am so glad to hear that. I cannot wait for this week to be over.
Mom: And that would be why?
Little Bro: Because next week is BIG. It's a NO DRESS CODE WEEK. Because we raised enough money for the United Way, we get to wear whatever we want, ALL WEEK.
Mom: Are you sure that you can wear anything? Or are they going to have theme days, like Pajama Day?
Big Bro (AKA the "Know It All"): Theme days. It's always theme days.
Little Bro (now clearly beyond frustrated): NO. NOT THEME DAYS. I PECIFICALLY ASKED MY TEACHER IF WE COULD WEAR WHATEVER WE WANTED, AND SHE PECIFICALLY SAID YES.
Little Bro makes me smile. Pecifically when he is being emphatic.