Actual conversation from earlier this week:
Denis: Did CootieBoy tell you what happened at his summer program today?
Me: No. (turning to CB) What happened?
Denis: Actually, he swallowed a game piece while playing “Battleship” and it got stuck in his throat. They had to give him the Heimlich.
CB: It wasn’t that big a deal.
CB: It was in my throat. But I could still talk.
Me: And what did you do?”
CB: I told a teacher it was stuck in my throat.
Me: And so they did the Heimlich?
CB (matter-of-factly and a bit annoyed that I keep talking about it): Yeah.
Me: And so I guess the lesson learned is?
CB: Don’t chew on pieces from Battleship.
Me: Um. Okay.