So, I asked four-year-old Joshua, “Are you a bear?”
“No,” in a ‘grown-ups are so stupid’ voice.
“Oh, then you must be a robot.”
“No, no.” ‘Grown-ups ask dumb questions’ voice.
“Oh, I know. You are a chicken!”
Big sigh of exasperation.“I am not a chicken! Look at my mask. I’m Batman!”
And he left, shaking his head, but not before he got his candy and not before he said “Thank you” in a polite voice,
because whatever he may think about grown-ups, Joshua has been reared to be be well mannered.