“Alexa, please, acknowledge that I just said ‘I hate you!’” would be my daughter’s first polite request. She’s not just impolite to Alexa; she’s hostile (though she brings the hate through peals of laughter). I will say that *I* have learned about parenthood from the Echo. Alexa’s response to criticism of any kind is a model of Taoist poise. “Alexa, I hate you!” “Thank you for the feedback.” Good to remember in teen years.