Negotiation Tactics.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Lauryn has abandoned the traditional "question and answer" form of communication common between moms and daughters.

She's trying out new techniques.

Already this morning, she's said:

"I know I can't play the Will this early in the morning, so I'll take some candy instead."

Then she seemed genuinely baffled that this reasoning didn't immediately propel me off the couch to fill her mouth with jelly beans.

One hour later, she approaches boldly, looks me hypnotically in the eye and states:

"We're going to McDonald's for lunch." Then calmly turns and walks to her room.

What? When she decide that sentences that should clearly be interrogatives she would just oh-so-easily transform into declaratives?

She'll be mighty sad around noon when she finds out she's being served a plain ol' PB&J for lunch instead of a happy meal.

Anonymous Christel had this to say:

Chrissa is only 3 and she already does this. Girls!

September 23, 2009 at 11:17 AM 

Blogger Tina had this to say:

Best post all year!

Maybe not, I haven't really given it any thought. But, I LOVE this! Oh to be there!
The that natural, or did you set it up! OMG!

September 23, 2009 at 12:36 PM 

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