Maybe too much technology?
Jack: Can I use your iPad? I want to play Angry Birds.
me: I left it at work.
Jack: What about your computer?
me: No, you played shooting games after I said you couldn’t. You’re banned.
Jack: Sighh…Can I bring my DS on the bus today then?
me: No, that’s not for school, that’s for home.
Jack: Sheesh, can I at least watch Sponge Bob on Netflix while you dry your hair?
me: (pausing…) Sure.
Jack: A “show” or an “episode”?
me: One show. 8 minutes. Then off.
Jack: (8 minutes later) It’s off! Can I see your phone now??
me: GEEZ Jack, can you please play with a toy or something. I don’t want you playing games on my phone!
Jack: Hello Mrs. Rude. I was gonna call DAD???