I just opened the front door and sent some South! It should be at your doorstep any minute now, Jen!
We've given Storytime at the library a break for a while because it is just TOO much effort to get him out the door. That and if we're late for Storytime now, the door is closed with a sign saying to try harder to be on time next week. Now THAT tries my patience!
When dh gets stuck in that vicious "No" cycle, I remind him that diversion works better! I know that you already KNOW this, but when you're tired and frustrated it's easy to lose sight.
That said, isn't it amazing how they know when we're at our lowest, most tired place? And they choose that moment to act their worst!! Hang in there! This phase will pass before you know it.