Recently, Mama was called to the kindergarten to bring home AJ, who had developed a raging fever. On the drive home, my red-cheeked sneezy-boy broke his sweaty silence with, "Sofia said I was as hot as a stove, and then Andrea said I was as hot as the sun...".
Ever eager to build a lesson in English on an everyday situation, Mama replied, "As hot as chilli peppers." AJ suggested, "As hot as summer", and Mama put in, "As hot as the jungle."
After a pause, and a sleepless-night-to-come cough, the hoarse little voice piped up again from the back of the car : "Hot as ...
You gotta like the kid!