Anytime anyone does something Madeleine really doesn’t approve of, she yells,
What she’s saying is, “Don’t do that!!” but Nate never realized this. So when they argue and she yells
he thinks it’s a derogatory name aimed directly at him. So he mopes and tells me, “Mom, Madeleine said
to me!” So he’s started yelling
back to her when he’s really angry. I’m afraid it’s his way of calling her a bad name.
Guess it could be worse…