Here is an excerpt from a conversation between my son and I, while hurriedly getting ready for preschool the other morning:
Me: (Putting socks on his feet, sneakers in tow)
My Son: (Insistently) I want to wear boots today. I want to wear boots.
Me: (Having already fought and won a clothing battle that morning) Okay.
My Son: Fine. I'll wear shoes..... Fine. I'll wear shoes. You can't make my decisions.
How did I do that?