Callum was explaining to me earlier today about how much this other kid in his class bothers him, "he's mean and follows me around all day." (sadly, it actually sounds like the other kid just doesn't have a lot of friends and really likes Callum, but Callum isn't into the smothering).
So, I told Callum, well, if you really don't want to play with him, then you should just tell him that.
Callum got extremely offended and disgustedly told me: "Mom! Then *I* would be the mean kid at school!!"
Well shit, I guess that advice just backfired.