Yesterday, O came home from school in a very whiny mood. Everything was a problem. It took too long for me to make his sandwich, I didn't put it on the right plate, it wasn't fair that I was making him a sandwich in the first place because he only wanted to eat cookies, etc, etc, etc. I knew he just needed a rest, so I said he could lie down on the couch and watch TV for a bit once he'd finished his lunch. I just asked him to drink some of his milk first. But apparently that was just too much to ask, because for the next few minutes he lay on the floor sobbing and screaming over and over:
"But Mom! It's not fair! DRINKING ISN'T ANY PART OF FUN!!!"
That's right, son. Make sure you remember that when you're in college!