...if, while inside the house at a family party, you heard your son outside yell to your husband:
"Hey Dad! If mom asks where I am tell her I'm in the house."
1. Would you think that, at 7 years old, your son has already figured out what (to quote my sister) an anal freak you are and knows that you will be the only one needing to verify his whereabouts?
2. Or would you think that, at 7 years old, your son knows who is the boss and wants to make sure everyone else knows it too?
I'm going with option number two.