Me: We don't have any M&Ms
Janey: (in the kind of loud voice people use when someone doesn't speak English) EMMM and EMMMMMs!
Me: I'm sorry, we don't have M&Ms.
Me: What do you want in a bowl?
Me: I can't make there be M&Ms just because you want them. We don't have any M&Ms.
Janey: (climbs to open a snack bin in search of the M&Ms I am surely hiding)
Me: There aren't any in there.
Janey: CAN YOU SAY PLEASE?
Me: I appreciate you saying please, but there are no M&Ms. Maybe we can get some after school.
Janey: (in the kind of voice a parent would use talking to a child) I WANT SOME EMMMMMM and EMMMMMMs PLEASE.
Me: Maybe Pino (my brother in law upstairs) has some. Maybe Freddy can get some in a little bit.
Janey: (Intense attempt to open the locked door to the stairs to Pino's apartment. Attempt successful for the first time ever. I run over and reclose the door and relock it) I want M&Ms now.
Me: Freddy, could you please get Janey a few M&Ms before I go insane?
Freddy: I don't have time. I'm on a very tight schedule in the morning. Don't you understand how little time I have in the morning... (continues to explain this for about 3 times the time it would have taken to get some M&Ms)
Me: Just get the M&Ms. Now.
Freddy (goes upstairs and gets a handful of M&Ms)
Janey (eats a few of the M&Ms) I want fortune cookies.
Me: How can it still be only 6:15am?