"What? Why?" I asked, wondering if he was just tired and irrationally cranky.
"Because those kids kept throwing balls at me!"
Jonathan and I laughed. I understood that he had no idea how to play the game, but I hadn't realized that he didn't even know it was a game. "Honey, they were playing dodge ball, so they were supposed to throw the ball at you. They weren't being mean."
Trooper grunted, clearly not placated by my explanation. He growled, "I was about to tell that boy to throw the ball at his own face."
Ha! That's my boy.