Mom: Josh, come dry these dishes please.
Josh: Yes mom. (Continues to play.)
Mom: Josh, I asked you to come dry the dishes.
Josh: Sorry, I guess I didn't hear you.
Mom: But you said, "yes mom."
Josh: I must not have been listening then. (Starts to dry the dishes.)
Mom: Remember, what does a wise son do?
Josh: Listens to his mother's instruction.
Mom: Right, (moving into sermon mode) God had to tell us to do the things that do not come naturally. A son must be told to be attentive to his mother's instruction because it is not usually in his nature to do so.
(Jason enters conversation to rescue his brother from a mommy lecture.)
Jason: Did God have to tell us to eat? (Great diversionary tactic.)
Mom: No, God had to tell us not to eat too much.
Josh: Hmm, How can you be an American and a Christian then?