Not all arguments have to be arguments.
The other day, Nick was one hundred percent convinced I ate the last of his cereal. I pointed out that I rarely, (if ever,) eat cereal and he probably ate it himself. We had a terse exchange and then I had to go run some errands. While I was out, I started to feel badly for snapping at Nick. He was probably having a hard day. So I decided to turn our disagreement into something we could laugh about. On my way home, I stopped at a grocery store and bought him a whole selection of cereals. Then I set them up on the dining room table and left him a note. As I expected, when he walked into the dining room next, he exploded into laughter and then came to give me a hug. Sometimes, you just have to laugh at the small stuff!