Me: No, not anymore today. You and your brother had some earlier.
7-year-old: But, Mom…it’s sugar-free, you know.
Me: Yeah, I know.
7-year-old: Soooo, can we?
Me: Mom said no. Listen, you two are lucky. When I was little, I didn’t get gum all the time.
7-year-old: You didn’t?
7-year-old: You mean it wasn’t invented?