Patches: Momma, it is way to cold, just look at the the temperature thing.
Mom: Yes, spring took a LOA.
Patches: What is a LOA; Lack of Ambition?
Mom: No, silly, leave of absence; it will be back.
Patches: Momma, you said the temperature thing is wrong.
Mom: Yes, you have to subtract five degrees.
Patches: That makes it almost WINTER!
Mom: It doesn't matter, you aren't going out anyway.
Patches: But, Momma....
Mom: You need to practice for the olympics.
Mom: Yes, now what is it?
Patches: Your nasty urchins aren't even growing. Look at them. The only thing that is growing is weeds and the grass.
Mom: Be patient, later this summer I will show you; they will have pretty orange flowers.
Patches: I still think those nasty urchins look pretty sad.