Me: Do you feel like I hassle you alot?
Nick: I don't even know what hassle means.
(Hysterical laughter from me!)
Nick: What, mom??
Me: If you don't know what it means then why did you say yes?
Nick: I don't know...I thought it was something good for some reason.
(More hysterical laughter)
Me: Nick, you just made my day! It means do I bug you alot.
(Pause while I make him listen to me sing along to Stevie Nicks "Leather and Lace" on the radio and tell him what an awesome song it is - the kids love it when I do that.)
Me: So, now that you know what hassle means, do you think I hassle you alot?
Nick: (Napoleon Dynamite sigh)...uhh...I don't know....I don't want to answer that.
(Once again, hysterical laughter accompanied by my son shaking his head.)