Lauren likes to exercise her 4-year-old stubborness from time to time. More often then not, it is at dinnertime and she refuses to eat whatever I've made. I don't acknowledge this with more than "We don't have dessert when we don't have dinner." And then I told her she was excused and could leave the table.
About 30 seconds later, she yelled from the living room "You never wanted me anyway" with such pathos that I had to hold my breath to keep from laughing out loud.