For a brief period of time, he would respond to her bossing with, “Be nice, poopoo baby car!” Too brief, if you ask me.
What he meant was, quit bossing me around!.. Don’t take that away from me!.. Help me with this!
He knew what needed to happen to improve his situation, and apparently he also knew mixing in a couple random nouns in his declaration would lighten the mood!
Are you being nice? Are you helpful and encouraging? Do you lighten things with a good laugh? Sometimes it’s hard to be nice, but it’s critical for a great partnership.