In case you haven't noticed, I have a propensity for using large words. Well, it caught up with the middle child today.
Me: (to youngest) You know, the punishment I commuted earlier can just as easily be reinstated...
Middle: Dad, why do you use big words all the time? Do you really think we know what that means?
Me: Well, what did I just say?
Middle: Well, you just said that if the youngest keeps talking, you'll give him the punishment you were going to give out earlier.
Me: Exactly. I thought you didn't understand me? Maybe next time you shouldn't pipe up unless something isn't clear, and then I'll give you a punishment, like assigning you to figure it out...
Middle: Unnnh. Why do I do that?