Parents and children conversation
A: Sarah! Hurry up and get out of bed!
B: I can’t, the blankets won’t let me go.
A: Quit being lazy and get up!
B: No, I have to finish my awesome dream!
A: I can’t believe you turned off your alarm this morning.
B: Why? I do it every morning.
A: If you don’t get out of bed, you’ll get to school late.
B: That’s not so bad.
A: How is it not so bad?
B: Sleep is good for growing children.
A: Yes, but you have a math test this morning!
B: I completely forgot! I’m up, I’m up!
B: Hello, Mrs. Jones. Did you get my message?
A: Yes, I did, I’m returning your call.
B: Oh, right, of course.
A: What’s the problem? Is James in trouble?
B: I caught him copying a classmate’s test today.
A: Oh, that child is incorrigible!
B: I’m afraid I’ll have to give him detention this time.
A: It’s alright, I understand.
B: James certainly is strong-willed.
A: Yes, he needs a firm hand and discipline!
B: He’s a good boy. Now if only he’d stop cheating!
B: Likewise, Mrs. Jones. Please sit down.
A: Is James in trouble again?
B: Actually, no, he’s not.
A: What’s the purpose of this meeting exactly?
B: I just wanted to let you know that James is doing very well.
A: Oh, is that right? I’m so proud!
B: He has been staying for tutoring and his marks have skyrocketed!
A: I always knew he had it in him!
B: He behaves better in the classroom, too.
A: I do believe my James is growing up!
B: All children need to mature is motivation!
B: I am doing well in school.
A: Then why are your marks in science so low?
B: I don’t understand science, that’s all.
A: Is that the same reasoning you have for math?
B: Yes, and English, too.
A: Tell me one single subject you’re doing well in.
B: Well, I’m doing wonderfully in my music class.
A: What about history?
B: Only the parts about Woodstock.
A: That’s it! You’re grounded! No guitar for a month.
B: Great, now I’ll surely have a low GPA.
B: But we’re not sleepy yet!
A: If you get into bed right now, I’ll read you a fairytale.
B: One with a princess and a prince?
A: Of course, and a magical dragon, too.
B: Why do we hear fairytales before bed?
A: So that the magic from stories can grow while you’re sleeping.
B: What does it grow into?
A: Why, magical dreams, of course!
B: Please read us two tonight!
A: Alright, but only if you sleep as soon as I’m done!
B: We will. It’s a promise!
B: It’s not so bad, mom.
A: I don’t even remember what color the carpet is!
B: It’s blue, I remember.
A: Have you no shame?
B: What should I be ashamed of?
A: There are clothes all over the ground!
B: It’s just easier to leave them there.
A: Your floor is not a gigantic closet.
B: I never said it was.
A: Clean your room or you can’t go out today.
B: Fine, fine. I’ll clean it now.
A: I think these puppies are hungry!
B: They’ve done nothing but play all day.
A: Do you think they’re old enough to eat kibble?
B: They’re six weeks old; I think they’re old enough.
A: Look! They’re digging right in!
B: Now they’re settling for a nap.
A: Between keeping them from chewing things and cleaning, they’re a hassle.
B: Yeah, they are. But look how cute they are while asleep!
A: Suddenly, I don’t mind the chores so much.
B: Yeah, neither do I.
A: These puppies are truly worth it.
B: I wouldn’t lose a single minute with them.
B: I should be asking you that.
A: What? Why do you say that?
B: You’re old enough to cook dinner.
A: Are you saying it’s my turn now?
B: Actually, that’s exactly what I’m saying.
A: What would you like to eat, then?
B: I’m craving some spaghetti, bread, and even a salad.
A: Frozen pizza it is, then!
B: You are so lazy! Can you even cook?
A: Of course I can cook! I choose not to.
B: You’re having hot pockets for dinner tomorrow.