Today, Someone decided that naps were overrated. Someone also decided that listening to Mom was overrated. And Someone thought that sneaking out of one's room 5000 times is seriously underrated.
And so Someone is not going to the park today.
I explained this to her as matter-of-factly as possible.
Mama: No, you are not going to the park today because you made bad choices.
Caroline: Like getting out of bed?
M: Yes. And there are consequences to that. So no park.
C: What are consequences?
M: They are the things that happen after you make choices. If you make good choices, there are good consequences. If you make bad choices, there are bad consequences... like not going to the park when you don't take a nap and don't listen to your parents.
C: Man, that is a really bad deal.