> > _The scene: We’ve just picked up Patrick & Alex from daycare. It’s dark out. We’re halfway through the short trip home. Alex has been grumpy ever since we picked him up. It was a struggle to get him into the car. From the back seat, Alex speaks up._ > >
Alex: Mama, when I get home can I have a cookie?
Brian: No, Alex, you can’t have a cookie.
Alex: No. I’m talking to Mama. Maa-ma, can I have a cookie?