Scene: Bedtime. Dynomite, finally sitting quiet on mom's lap, ready to read. Mom, just wanting bedtime to quickly come. Trouble, defiant and sitting on bed. Routine (when followed correctly), everyone sits quietly on chair while adults reads.
Mom: Please sit on chair so I can read.
Trouble: I want to sit here.
Mom: (reasonably) Baby is sitting on my lap, I cannot move so you can see the book too. Please just sit by me, on the chair, so we can read.
Trouble: Mom, you're not listening to me!
Scene: Mom carrying Dynomite to bathroom, while trying to urge Trouble to use the potty.
Trouble: Mom, I am mean to you because you are mean to me. And you are mean to me because I am mean to you.
Mom: We're not mean.
Trouble: See, you're not pay attention to me!!! (Then storms off)