Jonah: Mama, I brought you two pieces of gum so Benjamin will be distracted and watching you making bubbles with them and I can build my ship!
“The next time we have tennis camp can you send a piece of gum with me so that my friend won’t keep saying to me: ‘Ask your Mom to send money with you so that you can buy gelato or ice cream popsicles with swirly colors.’ If I have gum, he will stop asking me.”
And just now...
Jonah: Can I use a copy machine to make a copy of this dollar?
Me: Sure, you can make a copy to play with, but you can't use it to buy things - that's against the law.
Jonah (pauses to think): But kids can't go to jail!