Elle: working quietly at the computer trying to finish up church work
Boy: Mommy, that machine is broken.? You need to come fix it.
Elle: What machine?
Boy runs off.? Evidently I’m supposed to follow.? Pointing at his drum machine.
Boy: That drum machine.
Elle: Honey, that drum machine is broken.? I can’t fix it.
Boy: It needs new ba-ra-lies (batteries).? I’ll go get some.
Elle: no, it’s really broken.? New batteries won’t make it work (god’s honest truth)
Boy:? Nooo, it needs new batteries
Elle: Daddy just put new batteries in it and it still doesn’t work
Boy: Daddy needs to get new batteries.
Elle: No, I’m telling you, it is broken.? Batteries won’t help
Boy: Don’t ask me again.