Wednesday, May 15, 2013

The Art of Negotiation

Do all kids just instinctively understand they must negotiate all things? Or is it just their way of getting what they want?

Conversation this morning:
Me: "Hey Ry, why don't we leave blankie here today? You can take one of your animals with you instead."

She hands over her blankie and starts collecting one, two, three stuffed animals.

Me: "Oh, let's just take one."

She puts down Minnie Mouse but keeps Pooh and another bear. With bears in arms, Ryleigh says, "two."

Me: "Yes, you have two, but let's just take one."

Ry (hugging both bears tightly), "Both. Both."

I mean, how do you say no to that?

Answer: You don't.

When we got to school I we were able to leave one bear in the car, but Pooh had to come to school. Hopefully he survives the day. 

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