CHILD (watching the news with MOTHER): Are those people in line at Walmart?
CHILD: Why are they at Walmart in the dark?
MOTHER: The people just said why. They want to buy a TV.
CHILD: I think we need a new TV. Our TV had static the other day.
MOTHER (laughing): Oh, really?
CHILD: We need a new TV from Walmart.
MOTHER: We don't need a new TV. There is nothing wrong with our TV.
CHILD: But our TV has static! And it keeps skipping!*
MOTHER: You just want a bigger TV, don't you? Like the one in the Walmart circular?
CHILD (seriously): I think we need a Sony.
MOTHER starts blogging about conversation on laptop. Child reads over MOTHER'S shoulder.
CHILD: What are you doing?
MOTHER: I'm writing about you.
CHILD: You typed about the TV skipping.
MOTHER: Yes. I thought what you said was cute. Are you mad at me?
CHILD: No. I am not mad. I just want a new TV. Tell them I want a new TV. This one we have was made in China.
*He means skipping like a CD player. It does not matter to him that this is actually impossible.