And, ever notice that if the same kid still does not get their way they will haunt you with the same question,"Why can't I?" until you break down?
It's a natural kid thing to do.
When an adult does it it is not only annoying, but after awhile, pathological, and the original meaning is lost.
There is a solution. Cover your ears, and chant, "I can't hear you!! Lalalalalalalaalala!"
Lots to be said in favor of selective regression.