Being my stubborn self, on the rare occasion I'll deny S any baked treats. Not because he's in trouble (though sometimes that's the case), but because frankly I can't be bothered! His favourite and most requested cake is a Madeira cake- which doesn't really tickle my fancy. Now if he was requesting any form of chocolate cake, I'm sure he'd get one every time.
Getting to the point, he'd asked for one and I was not in the mood. I was surprised when he announced that he didn't need me and that he was going to make it himself! S is a great cook but doesn't dabble in baking... ever. Unfortunately for him, reverse psychology (thinking I'd get territorial) didn't work and he actually went through with it.
After the cakes success he announced to me "I don't need to worry if you ever leave me because now I know I can make the cake myself"! Obviously he doesn't recall all the other goodies I make for him.