R: (Hugging me...after a big fight, time-out, and finally - his apology)
"I love you Mommy.....I'm sorry I was being bad."
Me: "It's okay honey....I just really need you to listen next time. I love you too."
R: "How much do you love me?"
Me: "More than all the stars in the sky."
R: "I hate being in time out."
Me: "Well, you're the one who put yourself there."
R: (looking irritated)
R: "Mommy? Can I tell you a secret?" (arms still around my neck)
Me: "Sure" (I give him my ear)
R: (whispers) "You're fired." (and walks away)
I'm telling you - I couldn't make this sh*t up if I tried.