The terrible tearer

My son went to the trash area to throw away some garbage and a box.  I had to flatten the box, and my son said, "Dad, please let me help!" 
I asked him, "Oh, are you a tearer?"
"Yes!" He responded enthusiastically.
He helped me tear up the box and dispose of it.
I told him, "That was absolutely tearable."
"Yeah, terrible!" He replied.
"So are you a tearable terror or a terrible tearer?"
"Both!" He answered happily, smiling. 
He might have actually understood me.  Not bad for a young kid!

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