On the way home last night, The Man and I were being silly in the front seat and The Boy was having none of it. He insisted that we play The Quiet Game, and I lost right away. This resulted in The Boy giving me a “check.” Checks are the demerit system used at his school. I kept trying to get The Man in trouble, but to no avail, it only resulted in more checks for myself. By the time we got home I had five checks and The Boy was very disappointed in me.