The other day, I was teaching Seth (7 years old) the difference between "there, their, and they're." The following is the short conversation that took place:
Me: Seth, if you get this, you will be ahead of 50% of the adults in the English-speaking world. The other 50% of us are annoyed by those who don't get it. So, Seth, it comes to this: you can be annoyED or annoyING. Which would you rather be?
Seth: AnnoyED. It's embarrassing to be annoyING.
That's my boy!!!!