Something amusing to start off the week.
Dave was tickling Nathan this weekend and Nathan (as he usually does) was shouting: "Stop! Stop! You're killing me!" (To be clear, if Dave does stop, Nathan gets upset and wants him to continue.)
In a pause, I asked Nathan if he remembered the story of The Boy Who Cried Wolf. When his memory proved to be fuzzy on the details, I reminded him of the story and asked him what the lesson was.
Nathan: Don't cry 'wolf' three times.
I tried again, explaining that if you say something which isn't true all the time, then when it is true, no one will believe you.
He looked dubious (and I don't blame him, it wasn't my best explanation).
Later, during another tickling session, Nathan looked right at me and shouted "Stop! Wolf! Wolf!"
I think I'll have to mark this one down as a parenting-guidance failure. Once I stop laughing.