'Look Mum, I slide-ed down on my car seat,' The Bombshell tells me.
'You slid down on your seat? Cool,' I reply.
'No Mum, I slide-ed down.'
'Well, the correct word is slid. You slid down.'
'No it's NOT Mum,' she starts getting angry.
'Look,' I tell her, getting cranky myself. 'Who do you think knows more about the correct use of the English language? A 30 something mother with three university degrees or a four and a half year old who hasn't finished Kindy yet?'
She opens her mouth to reply. Funny that the car door should close at that exact moment so I don't have to hear it.
I take a deep breath and walk around to my side of the car.
As I slide into my seat, I glance back in the mirror. Her mouth is still open, she is waiting for me.
'I did slide-ed down in my seat Mum. Gosh,' she says (sounding a lot like me), 'I know what I do-ded.'