My 11 year old daughter had been trying to visit different friends today but came back home when she found out they couldn't play. Her deadline to be home was 4 p.m. On Saturdays we have to get the kids through baths/showers so they can be clean for Sunday services.
I was in the middle of rotating cookies out of the oven when I heard her exclaim, "Is it literally 2:44?"
I looked at the clock and then turned to her with a straight face and said, "No, it's only symbolically 2:44."
I got the standard, annoyed sounding, "Mom!"