November 17, 2004

Is He the Child of a Lawyer and an English Major?

My son, who asked for a reprieve the other day, was just overheard by me having the following conversation with his sister:

"You have these options. You can get this book or this one or this one. Not that one! That's not one of your options!"


What is and is not the subject of the bargain must be clearly stated. Children his age make even better negotiators than lawyers.

Posted by: jim at November 17, 2004 08:38 PM

I think he's bluffing and trying to wrangle a quick settlement out of her. My guess is she will counter with a screamus extremus.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at November 18, 2004 08:14 AM

It sounds like the little sponges are starting to squeeze out the things they take in (and hear). I get a chuckle every time my youngster gives a sigh and eye roll just like his momma. When she's upset, instead of growling she'll just say out loud "GROWL!", so now the youngster does that as well.

Kids are funny that way.

Posted by: MarcV at November 18, 2004 11:41 AM