Conversation of the day, actually:
Me: Boys, you need to clean up your playroom.
B: But we want you to heeeelp us. (let me add, this was VERY whiny!)
Me: I didn't make this mess, so why would I clean it up? You boys need to take responsibility for your actions. Do you know what that means?
Me: It means that when you do something, you need to take care of it. So when you make a mess in the playroom, you need to clean it up.
P: But when Daddy makes a mess, you just go right after him and clean it up. Why is that? Why do you clean up Daddy's messes but not ours?
And right then, I had to turn away and do a little silent laugh. Oh these boys crack me up.