Me: Bugaboo, it’s your turn to get into the tub.
Me: Bugaboo, you’re not allowed to say no when Mommy asks you to do something, now please come here and get into the tub.
Bugaboo: No! I don’t want a tubby.
Me: (getting down at his level and using a soft but stern voice appropriate for a 2 1/2 year old) Bugaboo! You are not allowed to say no to Mommy when I ask you to do something. Now say sorry and get into the tub.
Bugaboo: I sorry Mommy.
Me: (As I start to help him out of his clothes) That’s Mommy’s good boy. Thank you for listening. Now will you say no to Mommy again?
Sugar Plum: (who is already in the tub) Bugaboo… whatever you do… don’t say no!
And that my friends is your Wednesday morning laugh.