#1 -- Joe and Kaity were playing Skip-Bo, and Kaity was being ... let's say, over-instructive. Joe responded to that by saying politely, "I have my own plans."
#2 -- Joe and Kaity were doing crafts at the kitchen table and Kaity was being ... too helpful. (Notice a pattern here?) Joe let her know he didn't want her help by very clearly and calmly stating, "No buts! You say, 'Yes, sir', and that's all."
#3 -- No Kaity this time, just Mommy. I was half-asleep in the bed when Joe wandered in. He looked at me for a moment, and said, "I knew you were going to have a girl when you started getting fat." Then he made a break for it. (He'll never be a politician with honesty like that!)