Kid: "Mom, I'm hungry. I want breakfast."
Mom: "You want cake?"
Mom: "Well, that's what we're having--chocolate cake."
Kid: "No! I don't want cake!"
Mom: "Listen, we're out of cereal; I have to go to the store. You either eat chocolate cake for breakfast, or you're not eating."
I remember thinking, once, that my kids would always have a nutritious breakfast...