Sunday, December 21, 2008

We're in Negotiations

This conversation took place at 9:20 a.m. today. For me, it's never too early for sugar, but I try to be a hypocrite with Monkey Man.

Monkey Man: I would like 5 marshmallows.
Me: You're not eating marshmallows now. You can have some after lunch.
Monkey Man: I would like 3 marshmallows.
Me: You can have some marshmallows after lunch.
Monkey Man: I WOULD LIKE ONE MARSHMALLOW!

This child has the negotiating skills of someone in the FBI, or his father. And since 1 is better than 5, and I would like some peace in this here most peaceful of seasons, I calmly walked to the pantry, took out a marshmallow and gave in, yet again, to my 42 inch boss.

2 comments:

Tamara @ Watching the Grass Grow said...

It must come with the three year-old manual they were given. Argue, negotiate, find loopholes...they're mini-lawyers. Does it help you to know you're not alone? :-)

youarekiddingme said...

It's a 3 year-old plot to destroy us! But it really does help that I'm not alone.