The following is a surprising conversation I had with my 9-year-old son D- recently, in which he reminds me that even as he pushes daily toward becoming that legendary beast, a Pre-Teen, he's still in fact in single digits. Thus he's prone to relapses of Toddler Brain, even as his attitude tells him he should be moving on to Teenager Brain already.
D- (coming up to the dinner table, where a portable griddle had been left sitting out): Hey, this thing's in my spot!
Me: Just sit over here like usual.
D-: What?? I always sit here!
Me: "Always"?! You only started sitting there just recently.
D-: No! I always sit here. Since, like... two days ago!
You may enjoy my previous D- conversations, (6YO daughter) M- conversations, (2YO son) E- conversations, and (wife) J- conversations.