Scene: living room, homework time.
Me: That’s too loud.
Me: Turn that down please.
Me: Turn that DOWN.
Liam: But I’m wearing headphones (tone: you unreasonable idiot)
Me: Then you did hear me. Turn that music DOWN. You’re going to hurt your ears.
Liam: eyeroll and the sigh of long-suffering. Tinny drone diminishes infinitesmal notch.
It’s official: my son has become a pre-teen and I’ve become my mother.