Charlie accused me of trying to poison him with stale Corn Pops cereal this morning.
Charlie: This is one of the most disappointing mornings I’ve had in a long while.
Cassie: What’s the matter?
Charlie: You tried to poison me with this stale Corn Pops cereal.
Cassie: Really? They’re stale?
Charlie: Very. (He slides the distasteful bowl of cereal to the outer reaches of the kitchen island, as far away from his eating area as possible. He stifles an exaggerated, fake gag.)
Charlie: Yea. But my whole day is off to a bad start now.
Cassie: Well, see what you can do to turn it around.
Charlie: See what you can do about checking the dates on the food you purchase.
Cassie: Now you are sounding extremely fresh. Quite…a….tone! Best to just button it and eat your bagel.
Charlie: It’s the poisoning. I’m turned all inside out.
(Always the last word, that boy.)