Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Parents Easily Played

on our drive to Salt Lake City...
Elliot:  I have to go potty. I have to go soooo bad.
Good Parents: Ok baby, we're pulling over at the very next gas station.
2 minutes later, Izaak is pulling over into a gas station parking lot.
Elliot: Maybe, I don't need to go potty. So, I could just get some juice, here.

slam.  We knew we had been had by a 3 year old.  And, what did we do???  We got her some juice.  Acknowledging to ourselves that rewarding this trickster would result in more trickstering.

Since we are not eating or drinking in the new car...Elliot hung out on the gas station curb with her apple juice.  Happy as a clam.

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