Example 1: My ss2 (3) if he isn't asleep in a few minutes has to flip his pillow over so he feels the cool sheets against his face. I do the same thing. If I don't fall asleep or have been reading in bed or something a pillow flip is a must. He has never seen me do this- yet he does it.
Example 2: My ss1 (7) was at the dentist getting sealants the other week. They gave him the remote to watch whatever he wanted on the ceiling TV. The dentist remarked to my husband "He's the first kid I've ever had who chose the news!" This same child was upset we had to get out of the car Monday am for a meeting at 9. Because he really wanted to listen to NPR , "On Point" at 10am discussing the developments of the crisis in Myanmar/Burma. He's also the child who asks you on the weekend, "Please see if wait wait don't tell me is on NPR". His poor brother (3) pleads- "No news! No NPR!". I had too had a news fetish as a child in fact when I was in first grade the NBC Nightly News was my favorite show. And believe it or not, I actually remember sitting on the gold couch in our home in South Dakota in 1980 (at age 4) watching Ronald Reagan defeat Jimmy Carter while my parents had a candlelit dinner for their anniversary in the dining room.
So boys go right ahead,this is one time you're allowed to say "It's all YOUR fault!"