Patrick: Can we read this book? ("The Giraffe, The Pelly, and Me" by Roal Dahl)
Me: We can read it, but Caroline and Eli might interrupt us.
Patrick: I want to go with them!
Me: Go where?
Patrick: In the contest.
Me: Oh, no, not contest, interrupted.
Patrick: Oh. Can I go in the dentist, too?
Me: No, interrupted means we might have to stop reading and attend to their needs.
Patrick: I want to tend on my knees, too.
Well, we TRIED to have a conversation!