The fateful words every blogger loves to hear muttered by their spouse while arguing with their four-year-old in the car on the way to work in the morning...completely takes the wind out of any argument and reduces said blogger to exasperated laughter.
Let me set the scene...
Me: "I was thinking that for the duration of the construction, we should take Sam's bed apart and put it in the basement. That way we could put the armoire in our room and have some extra storage space since we'll most likely have to empty my closet."
Steve: "That's a good idea."
Sam: "But I don't want to take my bed apart."
Me: "But you don't sleep in it...you sleep in our bed. So we're going to take it apart and you'll just have to stay in our bed until your room is done."
Sam: "But I don't waaaant toooo."
Me: "I asked you to sleep in your bed and you said no...you wanted to snuggle with me in our bed...you won't sleep in your bed."
Sam: "The reason I don't want to sleep in my bed is because I don't want to sleep by the wall. I would sleep in my bed if it was next to you."
Me: "I asked you if you'd sleep in your bed if I moved it next to me and you said no, you wanted to sleep in our bed. Will you sleep in it now if I move it next to me?"
Me: "OK...but the first time you don't sleep in it and say you're sleeping in our bed, I'm taking your bed apart and putting it in the basement and you're sleeping with us until your room is ready. Got it?"
Sam: "Yes...I don't want to take my bed apart."
Steve: "This is definitely a blog post."
Me: "I give up."