Ma - If you dont behave I am going to leave you here and go home without you.
Me/my brother (either knee deep in mud, or atop a tree - putting all that inexhaustible energy to good use) - you wont!!!.
Ma - Yes I will. Nobody wants to take home a naughty child.
Us (worried looking around for dad) - Appa won't let you. You will have to take me back.
Ma - Yes he will. See he is annoyed too.
Us (looking up at Appa to see him make his obliging angry face, now very unsure) - But he/she started it.
Reluctantly walking away from whatever lovely mischief we had been upto.
Overheard mother and son at a concert my husband was singing at. I was trying to get the wires taped to the floor so kids would not trip on it.
Kid - I don't want to sit here. Nobody else is sitting here.
Mother - It is right in front. We are members of this organization. We pay an annual fee. These are the best seats. Just sit down.
Kid - But everybody is sitting at the back. I want to sit at the back....
After a few minutes of this.
Mother - If you don't behave I am going to leave you here.
The kid paused and was deep in thought for a while.
Kid - (In a very deliberate voice which might indicate practicing in front of the mirror) - If you did leave me behind here, I am not sure I want to go back with you. This means you are an irresponsible parent. You are supposed to take care of me and I could report you to the authorities and you would be in trouble. They would take me home.
Mother ( deep sigh ) - Bends down to sit next to me. Can I help you with that tape?
Kids born with a sense of entitlement...