Last night I was helping DS7 with his French homework, and there was one question that neither of us could figure out. I told him to leave it and ask his teacher.

This morning I reminded him to hand in his homework and he didn't want to because of the unfinished question. So I said "Well ask your teacher - that's what teachers are there for".

DS: "That's not what they're there for - they are there for their careers!"

No idea we had such a cynic in our house! I swear that neither DH or I have said anything like this to him (despite the current labor dispute with the teachers where we are)!