Me: So, how was the talent show today, guys?
Miss M: Well, I'm afraid our school has no talent.
Me: Really? Wasn't anything good?
Miss M and Boy Wonder [firmly]: No.
[Ensuing discussion of various talent show mishaps and failures, including their own.]
Me: Nothing? Hunh. Well, you know it takes a lot of courage to get up there and try to--
Miss M [interrupting]: Yeah, yeah, that's what Dad said. "Courage." But here's the thing, Mom. TALENT show. You know?
At which point, I gave up and laughed until I cried.
Girl's got a point.