A conversation held in my kitchen last night:
"Inigo!! Please come and empty the dishwasher!!" (His job is to put the silverware away.)
Inigo came to the kitchen and as he was doing his chore, I told him that when that job was finished he needed to walk around the house and pick up all the toys he and his friend had left laying around.
"Mom, you are turning me into a SLAVE!!!" (said with dramatic conviction.)
Mom, thinking about the teaching moment this could turn in to replied with a short lecture on the value of work, how everyone has to help with chores around the house, etc. etc.
It fell on deaf ears....
With the same dramatic conviction Inigo replied at the end of my lecture: "So when are you going to give me my freedom?"
Note to self: Call the school and tell them they are doing a good job teaching the kids about President Lincoln. (Our school is having a big Lincoln extravaganza since it's his 200th birthday this year.)