(For the 18th time this morning) Me: "Noah, please don't talk to Natalie. She is not a morning person and not ready to talk."
Noah: "But, Natalie, why don't you want to talk to me?"
Natalie: "Because I'm crabby."
Noah: "So, Natalie...blah blah blah?"
Me: "Noah, I asked you not to talk to her."
Noah: "But, I'm not talking to her. I was just asking her a question."