I kept mopping and never looked up. Finally she got right in my space and said "hey why are you ignoring me?"
Usually I buy into the fit and start rationalizing my answer - didnt ever work...so I decided to try a more mature approach.
"Because I gave you an answer. And you are acting like a child." In a very rude manner she said "I am a child" I turned and said calmly "Then hand over your cell phone, child"
I got the phone (she is not allowed to use it in the house so it isnt much of a punishment....but it made a point) and she said ok.
OMG OMG....as I was typing this she came down (after her shower) with a totally new attitude. Hugged me and apologized!!!!!!!!!!!!
Holly Sugar.........I think I'm on to something!!!!!!!