Setting: Mother K is correcting her older son for being mean to his sister.
Mother: Did you say sorry to your sister?
Mother: Did you say sorry?
Son: (folding his ears closed with his hands) uh oh, mommy, I can't hear you. My ears are not working
Mother: What?? okay, fine, your sister and I are going to get some ice cream but I guess you can't come because you can't hear us.
Son: Mommy, I can hear you now