Picture the scene: WAY past bedtime for a six-year-old on a school night. The six-year-old has brand new glow-in-the-dark plastic creepy crawlies (oh, yay) and wants to test them out.
Parent: Sweetie, it’s time for bed.
Kid: One minute!
Parent: No, sweetie. Now. Bed.
Kid: But I have to do this!
Parent: What did I just say to you?
Kid: Nooooo! I just have to try this out!
Parent: When I ask you to do something, I’d like you to do it right away, please.
Kid: Wait! Not yet! I’m not done!
Parent: Are you listening to me?
Kid: Just wait! I have to do this now!
Parent: You can do that tomorrow. Come to bed. Now.
Kid: No! You don’t understand!
Parent: Oh, I understand, all right. You come to bed now, or those toys will go in the garbage.
Kid (bursting into tears): But I wanna make them glow noooooooooow!
Parent: *bangs head against wall, contemplates possible selling price for child, then contemplates contents of liquor cabinet*