Primo: When I get home, we'll get busy, right?
Me: Your flight doesn't arrive until 9:45 p.m.! We won't be home before 10:30!
Primo: But I will have been gone over two weeks! You need to sacrifice!
Me: Not that much.
Me: OK. But only if it is the first thing we do. I am not waiting for you to unpack and then go upstairs and get on the computer. Remember me? The one with the job? The job that is letting you spend all this time with your dad?
Primo: Oh yeah. And I am having so much fun.
Me: If you promise --
Primo: You should wait for me!
Me: Here's a big difference between you and me: I enforce boundaries. I will not accept unacceptable behavior.
Primo: But you should!
Me: I will stay up late because of your plane. I will not stay up late so you can unpack, as you could unpack just as easily on Thursday morning.
Primo: I guess you have a point.
Me: Or you could look at it this way: do you really want to delay getting into bed with your wife after being gone so long?
Primo: You know, when you put it that way...