Tears. “But mom! I can’t make that decision!” “Sleep on it.”

“But it’s like picking between a donut and broccoli! The donut tastes good but you know it’s bad for you. The broccoli is boring but you know it’s the right thing to do.” “Give it a couple of days.”

“I want to see my dad but not go to the community center.” “That’s not a choice he’s given you.”

“Make him do that!” “He’s a grown man, I can’t make him do anything.”