Apparently kids can (and do) remember pretty much everything – even the stuff you might not want them to. I offer as proof of this hypothesis two separate conversations I had with my kids after the Superbowl and the advertising bonanza that it is.
ME: Andi, please stop hitting me in the face.
ANDI: (Giggling, then continued smacking)
ME: Andi, I’ll ask you once more. Stop hitting me in the face, please.
ANDI: (More giggling. Then another smack)
ME: I’m not kidding, little girl. I’m not playing. I’m about to get mad.
ANDI: Daddy, don’t get mad – get glad!
ME: Joshua, how do you spell yellow?
ME: That’s great, buddy. How do you spell purple?
ME: Awesome. You’re really smart.
JOSHUA: Not just smart, K-Mart smart.