(On the way home from Free Friday Flicks in the Park)
Philip, if you will stay in YOUR OWN bed all night tonight, you can go with me to order your Scooby Doo birthday cake tomorrow.
But I can't. I need to cuddle with you in your bed.
Then you can't go with me tomorrow to pick our your birthday cake.
OK, will you just get one with Scooby Doo on it then?
No, I will order one with a big head of broccoli on it.
But I don't like broccoli.
Then I guess you better stay in your own bed all night so you can go tell them what you want on your birthday cake.
(30 minutes later as Daddy puts him into bed)
Daddy, maybe it's not real broccoli, maybe its (making sprinkle finger gestures overhead as he speaks) just icing decoration.