I'm not sure that there's a lesson to be found here in this conversation between my 7-year-old son D- and my 4-year-old daughter M- as they got ready for bed recently, but it is what it is, and I swear this really happened:
Me (to D-, who's given to sleeping shirtless solely to save himself seconds of time in the evenings and mornings): Get a shirt on, or you'll be sorry-- this morning you were huddled up in a freezing ball again.
M- (gleefully butting in): He should have "CONsequences", Dad!
D- (seeming to have temporarily forgotten his deep familiarity with this word): What?
M- (in a rational, expository tone, with only a slight hint of smugness toward the end): Consequences-- you have to sleep with no shirt, and you're very cold. That's "consequences" of what you did.
D-: BANG! Two socks in the face-- that's YOUR consequences!
You may enjoy my previous M- conversations, D- conversations, and (wife) J- conversations.