(As told by Oliver)
In the kitchen:
Dad: So Frances has now…
Dad: …learned to talk in real sentences, so…
Dad: …you need to pay attention…
Dad: …to her.
Oliver: What is it Frances?
Dad: If you don’t understand her, say “pardon” or “say that again,” OK?
Mum: You know I really don’t like that word “pardon.”
Oliver: Can you say that again, Frances?
[Oliver storms into the living room and flops on the couch]
Balloon maker: Pppfffffffppffffftttttt!
Frances: Ha, ha, that’s really funny!