Driving my eldest son, who is dressed in a white dress shirt, tie, and black pants, to a concert at school:
Primo: "You know what would be great? If we had a dress code at school. And we had to wear dress shirts and ties, every day."
Me: (rendered temporarily speechless, the kid never wears anything but T-shirts without a fight)
Primo: (continues without noticing my mouth gaping open) Like a striped tie. Blue and burgundy stripes, maybe. (He is currently sporting a Peanuts tie with Snoopy playing the saxophone, a hand-me-down from his father's more frivolous days.) And a blue sleeveless sweater vest.
Me: (finally recovered enough to talk) But you never wear sweaters. Especially sweater vests. Ever.
Primo: Yeah, I know. But that would still be great. Doncha think that would be great?
Me: (decides to err on the side of caution and not comment; convinced kid is deliberately messing with me just to drive me completely around the bend, a la Gaslight)