I do hope you’re not fibbing, Mummy. I can tell the difference. My nose is quite discriminating.” “Fibbing? That is ludicrous. I assure you the car has been thoroughly fumigated today.” “Thank you, Mummy. Aren’t you going to ask why I am late?” “No, darling.” “Very well, then. Now, if you don’t mind, I would very much appreciate a quarrel and subsequent grounding. Perhaps one that lasted the entire summer, or if necessary, even longer.”
What does she mean by "I would very much appreciate a quarrel and subsequent grounding"?
Thanks a lot in advance