(conversation with almost seven year old jesse this morning over cereal...)
"do you want to take the bus or for me to drive you to school today?" (my grammer is nothing to write home about before say, eleven a.m.)
"take the bus, but i have two things to tell you about school."
"what are they?"
"well, the first thing... ...i forgot the first thing."
"ok, what was the second thing?"
"mom, they don't have to be in ORDER."