'Ai, can I take my football to school?' asks my little boy.
'Ask your teacher. If she says yes, then you can take it. If no, then not. Okay?'
Cut to, evening, bus stop.
'Ai, I asked my teacher if I can get the football to school. She said yes, I can. Then I asked her if she will write in my diary that I can get the ball to school. She said no.'