My kids were running around on stick horses with buckets on their heads, pretending to be knights.
Me: I have a quest for you, brave knights, because I am the King.
A: What is it?
Me: You must go put on your shoes, for it is time for us to go.
A: Well, I don't think I will do that, because I am the Queen.
Me: You still have to do what I say then, because I am the King, and the Queen has to do what the King says.
A: Well, I will be the King then.
Z: Who tells the king what to do?
Me: I don't know. The emperor.
Z: Who tells the emperor what to do?
Z: Well. You're not God, Daddy.
Me: Yes, that's true. Go put your shoes on.