In my house, permission is called a "Kitchen Pass." Passes have to be earned by good behavior and paying attention to the Honey-Do List. More importantly, one has to live according to the Happy Bliss Rule Book. Only problem is that the Happly Bliss Rule Book has not been published. It resides in the nooks and crannies of the wife's brain, and the rules are subject to change, based on whim.
That being said, I wouldn't trade my wife for the world.