You have to laugh or you might cry.
Nice class TA was taking one of the phonics groups. They were doing 'ee' and she was giving them clues to help, such as 'you put shoes and socks on your . . . '
Hard working little boy was very interested.
TA: OK, this next ee word is something you will be when you go to big school.
(silence all round)
TA: It's when you are older but not completely grown up
(wrinkled brows all round)
TA: er . . . when you are thirTEEN. fourTEEN, fifTEEN (etc) you are . . .
HWLB: Oh, I know. You're OLD!!!