Argue with children ? Anybody ?

When you comete with your 9 year old son on the ‘right of first use’ for a book, then either you are not growing up or he is growing up.
This happens regularly at home.
Take the case of ‘ The Good, bad and the PSLE’. I wanted to read it for the fourth time and hence borrowed it from the library. But Bharat had found it interesting when he read it an year ago and hence wanted to read it again.
The conversation went thus:
‘Let me read it first and let you know if you can read it’.
‘I have read it already and so I can read it again’.
‘But I have to tell you whether it suits your age or not’.
‘Who decides if it suits me or not? ‘
‘Well,  I decide. ‘
‘But who decides for the library if children can read a book or not?’
‘It is the govt. They know what should children read at what age’.
‘Oh is it. So it is they who decided my Tamil grammar book ? I find it inappropriate for my age’.
Moral of the story : Look before you argue with children.

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