Another Reason to Love Darcy - the boy can cut to the chase
George and Darcy are sitting side by side on the couch, reading. Arthur bounds into the room.
"You gotta be joking, George! You gotta be joking!" he proclaims. George looks up at him briefly, then returns to his book.
"You gotta be joking, George! George, you gotta be joking!" This time, George doesn't even bother looking. His equanimity is impressive.
Undaunted by the lack of response, Arthur merely tries harder. Moves in a little closer, leans towards George. Speaks a little louder (who knew it was possible?).
"YOU GOTTA BE JOKING, GEORGE! YOU GOTTA BE JOKING!"
This time it's Darcy who looks up. "Arthur. Why do you keep saying that, 'You gotta be joking', all the time?" He's not angry, he just wants to know.
"Well then, stop it. We're trying to read here."
Arthur toddles off.