E: I want one of those bracelets
Me: Which bracelets?
E: The ones that help out people with cancer
Me: Be more specific, please
E: You know, the ones that help people with cancer..and they’re pink
Me: You want a pink bracelet?
E: Yeah, it’s ok ‘cause it’s for the cancer people
Me: You are asking for the “I love boobies” bracelet? Are you kidding?
E: Yeah! That one!
E: Why not? It helps people with cancer, don’t you want to help them?
Me: Yes, but not by letting my 3rd grader go to school with a bracelet that says “I love boobies”. It’s against school rules anyway.
E: Everyone has them, the school is okay with it
Me: Well, I’m not okay with it
E: Mom, I have to have one..like..ALL my friends have one
Me: Absolutely not. You are 8. Do you even know what boobies are?
E: I think so..and besides..it helps people with cancer
Me: Well, I think it is good to help people with cancer, but I’m not about to start sporting the “I love penises” bracelet
E: so…you’re saying I can’t get one? Pleeeaaassseeee…..
Me: I’m ignoring you now (turns up the radio)