Me: "No dear."
Thea: "How about some honey?"
M.: "No dear, no honey."
T.: "How about some brown sugar?"
M.: "No, Thea, you may not have any sugar. We are having soup this evening. We don't typically add sugar to soup. If your soup tastes a little bland, then add some salt or pepper."
T.: "Well, isn't Red River soup? We put sugar in our Red River."
M.: "No, it's a cereal."
T.: "What's the difference?"
M.: "Red River is typically a breakfast food, soup is usually served after breakfast some time."
T.: "But I thought you said we shouldn't have sugar for breakfast (meaning cookies and other such goodies.")
M.: " Thea, honey, can you eat your dinner please?"
T.: "Yes, mom."