Sometimes the children (children=cat) won't quit meowing for you to open doors that they have no business passing through. Only once you finally give in and get up off your comfy couch to open the door, they decide it's no longer of interest to them...Sometimes they beg for food you know they won't eat, i.e. onions, tomatoes, garlic, green beans, cilantro. You try and tell them, "You're a cat you don't eat, onions, tomatoes, garlic, green beans, or cilantro..." They continue telling you that in fact they do eat onions, tomatoes, garlic, green beans and cilantro." Then when you finally give in, bend down and put it by their mouth they turn their nose up and trot off... Sometimes they decide to sleep all night up until you decide it's time to go to bed, so not only is it hard to go to sleep, but it's hard to stay asleep the next morning due to foil balls being pawed around... Well, when these things happen SOMETIMES you reach your wits end and must find a solution...
Does this make me a bad parent?
Another species is being desensitized.
(Oh, and yes that's a Nintendo and uh, yes I play it. Mario rocks.)