When our oldest child was in elementary school, there was a Christmas when he decided he was entitled to a new Nintendo Gamecube (this tells you how long ago it was).
As the big day approached, his hope for a Gamecube evolved into a demand. He would issue ultimatums that sounded like, “If I don’t get a Gamecube…”
We tried to explain to him that just because you ask for something does not mean you will get it. But, he did not relent.