SH: Should we move [the stuff in the kitchen that we are taking to the cottage in four hours]? The cats might get into it while we're at tennis.
Me: No. Let's just lock the cats in the basement.
SH: Why don't we just put it in the dining room?
Me: Because that takes it further from the car and then we'll have more work to load.
SH: But the cats have had a hard couple of days! They've had to deal with their box being moved and with those kids. I don't want to put them in basement!