I think Hugo really is trolling us. Or at least his father. Yesterday, my husband was playing with the baby on our bed when Hugo (who is 3 1/2 or so) jumped up on the bed to join in.
Suddenly, I see my husband grab his knee and silently writhe in pain. “What happened?” I asked. Rick gestured at Hugo, who responded, “Nobody cares.”
“Hugo,” I said, “you hurt Daddy!”
“Nobody cares,” he repeated, then gave a list of important people who agreed: “Linda doesn’t care, Grandma B. doesn’t care, and Mommy doesn’t care. It doesn’t matter.”
So much for thinking Hugo didn’t understand what he was saying. But you try not laughing.