The setting: I am eating cereal at the kitchen table. Daughter is meandering around the kitchen, making demands.
Daughter: Mommy! I want to watch Dragon Tales! Put it on!
Me: Sweetie, I am finishing my cereal. I will put the TV on when I am done with my breakfast.
D: Mommy! Dragon Tales! PLEASE!
M: Honey, it's not even time for Dragon Tales yet. Please let me finish my cereal now.
D: WAAAAAAAH! Dragon Tales right now mumble cry mumble cry...
M: Honey, it's just not time yet. A few more minutes. Please stop crying now.
D (walking away toward family room): oKAY Mommy.