Mother: Hey, did you hear anything about any new after school language classes coming up?
Child: Whaddaya mean?
Mother: You know, like the French class you took after school last year?
Mother: You know, like the French class that's taught by the high school students who come to your school one afternoon a week for a few months to teach you a foreign language?
Child: Uh...I dunno.
Mother: So, if I email your teacher or look through your backpack, I won't find out that there's another after school language class starting soon?
Child: Oh, that.
Mother: Yes, that.
Child: I don't really want to do that again.
Mother: It's not an option.
Child: But, I already...!
Mother: Hold on. Before you say anything else, let me tell you that I'll gladly listen to your argument, but you're not going to win this one. I already know that. I know how this is going to end: with you going to language class.
Child: I have the sign-up paper in my backpack.
Mother: Oh look! And today is the deadline to sign-up! Lucky for us!
Child: How did you know that today would be the deadline? How did you know to ask about this today?
Mother: I know everything.
Child: Heavy sigh. You probably actually do.
Mother: I think Chinese this time. Your sister can help you.
Child: No, she won't.
Mother: Oh yes. Oh yes she will.
Child: How do you know?
Mother: Oh...I just know.