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