"What!?! You're not a Jack-Ass, Mom! How could you say that? Of course you're not!"
"Well..." how could he NOT think me a Jack-Ass!? "I sure feel like one today!"
"You're the most Helpful Mom, Ever! You're sweet, and your Kind..."
"I don't feel like it..." I'm not fishing for compliments, you understand, but genuinely bemused that he would say such a thing...
"You're Not! You've just been feeling betrayed the last few days!.."
I'm bowing out with my final, deepest curtsy....