Negotiations

Look at me - two posts in one day!  I just couldn't resist telling you about a conversation I just had with Clara:


"Mom, I'm still hungry."

"Well you're in luck.  How about you finish your lunch?"

"No.  I want nothin' 'cept candy."

"Finish you're lunch, girly."

"No!  I want candy!  I'm hungry and I'm not eating nothin' 'cept candy, so if you want me to eat somethin', then you're gonna have to give me candy!"

"No.  Lunch.  Now."

"I'll eat lunch food after you give me my candy food."

"Sorry.  I have a strict policy: I don't negotiate with terrorists."

"Huh?"

"Eat your lunch."


Turns out she was hungry because she did finish her lunch.  I guess a girl has to try anyway.  Did you notice the wonderful grammar going on in there too?  Such a proud mommy moment ;)  

Some day she's going to call me on the phone and tell me about how crazy her child is making her.  I'm going to say only a few words: "Blog.  March 18, 2009.  Not the soccer one."

PS.  I just realized that my last post?  It was my 600th post (yes, six hundred)!  Holy cow!  And no one has even told me to shut up yet.  No, that's not an invitation... ;)

PPS.  I can't take credit for the "terrorists" reply.  Clara only has one parent clever enough to come up with something like that, and I'm not that parent.  Totally stole that one from hubby...

Lisa  – (3/17/2009 01:41:00 PM)  

that sounds like a conversation I have EVERY SINGLE DAY with one Mr. Isaac. Like Groundhog Day. UGH!

I like your not negotiating with terrorists...nice.

Craig and Bethany  – (3/18/2009 12:13:00 PM)  

Haha! Laughing OUT LOUD. :) I'm always surprised at the confidence my children use when they try to seize the rudder of command. Gives me great hope that one day they will be stouthearted leaders. And yes, our strict family policy is now officially labeled: NO NEGOTIATING WITH TERRORISTS!

Love the post.

Daiquiri  – (3/18/2009 12:49:00 PM)  

Their confidence gives me hope too. I tell them all the time...."You don't get to do that, but I sure love that you think you can!" One of those crazy mom-isms that will sink in when they're about 30 ;)

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