1) Can I go to the library without my big brother accompanying me?
2) Why can't I go to the library without my big brother accompanying me?
3) Can we stay at the library for an hour or two even though my big brother has homework?
4) Can I stop at Owen's house and just stay there instead of coming straight home?
5) Can I eat supper at Owen's house?
1) No, always no, you KNOW this.
2) Because we are uncaring louts who want to stomp on all your fun.
3) No, always no, you KNOW this.
4) Owen lives NEXT DOOR, did you really have to waste prepaid minutes on the prepaid cell phone to call, instead of stopping at home for thirty seconds?
5) Ditto #4
I swear, if he calls for ONE MORE INANE REASON I will rip his dialing finger from his hand and feed it to the dog. :P