Choosing to be miserable

Example 1 -- Food

Scenario 1

“kids, what would you like to eat” Parent
“I want pizza!” Child 1
“I want burgers!” Child 2
“You have to decide for yourselves.” Parent
“It's not fair.” “you got to pick you last time.” “I hate this.” Children
“Forget it! I will pick. we are having Thai food.” Parent
“I don't want Thai” “I hate Thai” “you always have Thai” children
“These kids are so spoiled and don't deserve going out” angry parent

Conclusion: Parents and children are miserable.

Alternate scenario 

“Hey kids gets get dressed, we are taking you out for Thai food”
“Oh cool. thanks” 

Example 2 -- Movies

Scenario 1

“Kids, what movie do you want to watch”
“Frozen!” child 1
“Frozen sucks, I want the Lego Movie!” Child 2
“I hate the lego movie, it's so boring.” Child 1
“It's not fair.” “You got to pick you last time.” “I hate this” “Waaaaaa!” Children
“Forget it! I will pick. We are watching Starwars.” Parent
“No! we always watch star wars!”
“These kids are so spoiled and don't deserve watching  movies” Angry parent

Conclusion: Parents and children are miserable.

Alternate Scenario 

“Hey kids, do you want to watch Starwars with me? I'm making popcorn!”
“Oh cool. thanks” 

Conclusion

When did I surrender decision making to the kids? Am I being intellectually lazy? I’m going to stop giving my kids choices.