Avery: But why can't I have pudding?!@#$@
Me: Because it's lunchtime. You need to eat real food first.
Avery: (CRYING, MOANING, THROWING HIMSELF ON THE FLOOR)
Me: When you cry, I can tell you're tired. Maybe you need a nap today.
Avery: I DO NOT NEED A NAP. I'm NOT crying because I'm tired.
Me: Well, when you've been crying all day about silly things, that means you're tired.
Avery: (Stunned silence) Uh...did the doctor tell you that?
Avery: (Wide-eyed. Runs away)
Moral of the Story:
If the doctor tells your mom, it must be true.
Or: Don't cry unless you really, really want something bad enough to risk having to take a nap.