Me: (opening Bennett's backpack after school) Look, Bennett. There's an invitation in your backpack today. You got invited to a birthday party.
Bennett: Yay! Whose birthday party is it?
Me: Ummm.... it's Jordan's.
Bennett: I don't know a Jordan.
Me: Well, the invitation says that it is for Jordan's birthday party.
Bennett: But I really don't know a Jordan.
Me: Isn't there a Jordan in your class?
Me: Are you sure, honey?
Bennett: MOM! There's not a Jordan in my class.
Me: Well, it says right here that it is Jordan's party. Is she in another class and you met her on the playground?
Bennett: (getting increasingly frustrated) MOM! I don't know a Jordan. There isn't one at my school.
Me: Well, I guess you're going to Jordan's party. Is Jordan a boy or a girl?
Bennett: MOM! I DON'T KNOW A JORDAN!
Me: (calling Rob over) Rob, read this invitation. Does it or does it not say Jordan?
Rob: (taking all of 2 seconds to read it) No, it says Jayden.
Bennett: Yeah, Jayden is my friend from school.
Me: Oh, sorry.
Bennett: Mom, I think the baby in your tummy is making you say wrong things.
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