This is what my 3 year old said to me when I reprimanded her over climbing on the dinning table (I swear she's part mountain goat). 'Be a proper mother and let me do it!' When I again told her that climbing on the table was not allowed she told me she would 'do it when you're not here.' She was told it didn't matter whether I was there or not, it was not allowed. To which she answered. 'Mummy, I want you to go in the kitchen and clean something now.' This is why dogs are so much easier to train, they cannot answer back!