My fifteen year old future step-daughter, hereafter referred to as "Younger Daughter", said to My Beloved Fiancee this afternoon "Ma, what's for dinner?"
Beloved responded in an exasperated voice "Please, can't you give me a break?"
Younger Daughter replied "I wanna cook something for dinner!"
I interjected "You know, if you said 'Hey Ma, what should I cook for dinner?' you'd get a whole different reaction."
Sometimes choosing your words is almost the entire battle.