Me: (frazzled in the door of Gamma’s room) Okay, for the last time, pick up all. the. books and put them on. the. shelf. There are twelves books on the floor and it has taken you (checks watch) five hours to avoid picking them up.
Gamma: But it’s boring.
Me: You know what makes it less boring> Putting all the books on the shelf in five minutes or less.
(Beta walks up behind, taps Carrot on shoulder, hands her a bag of scout badges)
Me: (stares dumbfounded) I oughta pinch you. These are Webelo badges.
Beta: Yeah? So?
Me: It means they’ve been sitting in a drawer or under your bed since fifth grade! That’s how long its been since you cleaned where ever you found these!
Beta: Yeah, well, I’m about half way done on the drawers.