My seven-year-old Ben was making a ton of noise at a family card game. (Crazy 8’s if you must know.) Tons of noise from a little kid.

We were having fun, so I challenged him, “Ben, if you can stay quiet for two minutes, I’ll give you a quarter.”

Ben started shouting, “Quiet! Quiet! Quiet! Quiet! Quiet! Quiet! …. “

When my wife and I finally understood (and stopped laughing), I clarified myself. “I said if you can STAY quiet for two minutes; not if you can SAY ‘quiet’ for two minutes!”

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