according to ktbug it's against the law to NOT cook a hot dinner. This started out as a request to help unload the dishwasher - not an unreasonable request, in my humble opinion. That little request brought on a meltdown of mega proportions. ktbug kept screaming "I want dinner". I replied "give to get - help unload dishwasher & I can start dinner. You can always have a sandwich". "It's against the law to not cook dinner, mom. I'm going to call the police!" Handed the bug the phone & told her to have at it. That promptly stopped her in her tracks & she finished unloading the dishwasher. kt even make the salad for dinner. Afterward, she cleared the table, loaded the dishwasher then helped me in the yard. by the way, husband got an apology - I've heard squat from the child. I love difficult children - they keep me on my toes.