The Backstory: In his 5th grade social studies class, JT is studying ancient Chinese history. There was a whole section devoted to Confucius, and today's quiz is on that section of the book. All morning long, I was quizzing JT about Confucius's ideas. He was apparently weary of my "help."
Mama: What does Confucius say about family obedience?
JT: He says that mothers must obey their oldest son. And I say we are done studying.
Mama: This isn't the Middle Kingdom, son. You're in the Mama Kingdom. Back to work, kid.
Today, he was happy to get to school.