Mom: Paradise Lost. The Paradise Lost by John Milton. Is it for school?
Mom: So...what? You want to read it?
Mom: You want to read it.
Kid: Just because.
Mom: Well, I'm just wondering why. Paradise Lost by John Milton. The Paradise Lost that's written in blank verse.
Mom: No, because I'm just...does some kid's cartoon mention it? Did Katy Perry write a song about it?
Kid: No. Never mind.
Mom: No! Wait! Here! Paradise Lost! Just read the intro.I think some of my notes from college are in the margins.
Kid: Okay. Thanks.
Mom: Yup. (Making note to self: Next time just shut up.)