I subscribe to the lazy mom's rules of child rearing. I try not to plan too much, devise too much, nor take over too much. I'm hoping that this will encourage my children to figure it out on their own. I thought -- and it turns out wrongfully so -- that this would also help them feel a certain degree of freedom and autonomy.
Cooper's conversation with Daddy (as relayed by said Daddy):
Scene: Coop and Daddy are playing Wii.
Coop: Move that brick, Daddy! (And as Steve unsuccesfully tried and tried he repeated this command more frequently and with more fervor.)
Coop: Nevermind, I'll do it.
Daddy: Coop you must be patient.
Coop: I'm so oppressed.