Brain: We turned in revisions, and I am very tired. I think I deserve cake. Cake today? Today is the day I plan on eating cake, drinking tea, and staring at the television. I’m thinking if we search Netflix we’ll find a show about cake.
Me: Actually, Brain, we need to write an essay, and start working on some short fiction.
Brain: I like chocolate cake.
Me: Brain, there are still things to do.
Brain: Lemon cake? Coconut cake?
Brain: Look, I can compromise. The 14yr old makes really good cookies.
Brain: No essay. Cake.
Brain: …you know you’re not getting an essay without my cooperation, right?