Mom: Are you finished with your homework, Devin?
Mom: Did you do all of your chores?
Mom: Is your back pack packed up and ready to go for school tomorrow?
Dev: Yeah (slightly annoyed with this line of questioning….) everything’s done.
Dev: (on a friend’s borrowed cell phone, in a bit of a panic) Mom! Where are you? Are you home?!
Mom: Yes! I’m home – what’s wrong?! Are you OK!?
Dev: Yes, I’m OK, but I have a big problem!! Can you walk back to my room?! Look around… do you see a coconut on the floor anywhere?!
Mom: A coconut?
Dev: Yes! A coconut! I need it for school! It’s very important!
Mom: I see it. It’s on the floor under your desk.
Dev: Mom, please, please, please can you bring it to me? I need it for English class. Please Mom! I have to have it!
Mom: AAAGGGHHH! (Insert lecture about actually packing up everything one needs for school when packing back-pack…)
Note to Mom: In the future, ask child if all props, symbols and icons necessary for Lord Of The Flies component of English class are packed up and ready to go (along with lunch, PE clothes and completed homework assignments…)