Monday, July 20, 2009

The Tough Negotiator

"Can I have fruit?" the Bean asked as he was nearing the end of his dinner.

"Eat four more pieces of chicken," said WonderWife™.

The Bean scrunched his eyebrows and looked up as he pondered this offer.

"Tell you what," he said in the tone of a used car salesman. "I'll eat one carrot aaaaaaand...four pieces of chicken."

"Hmm," I said. "Let me think about this." I waited a moment. "You've got yourself a deal."

8 comments:

ZenMom said...

LOL! My four year old does this so often lately that husband has started calling him "Monty" :D

cIII said...

Shrewd as an Arab trader, the Bean is.

SciFi Dad said...

It sounds like he graduated from the Homer Simpson School of Strategic Negotiation.

Your escalator operator said...

Nice going. How much chicken would he have to eat to get ice cream ... or bacon-infused vodka?

James (SeattleDad) said...

You should have held out for two carrots.

Sucka!

Captain Dumbass said...

That kid's going places.

Wait... did I see something about bacon vodka?

Blogging Mama Andrea said...

If they offer up adding a veggie, I say go for it.

Miney said...

My 4-year-old (as a 3-year-old) used to do things like this. If he'd ask how many M&M's he could have, I'd say, "Three." He'd counter, "No! I want one!" If you tried to give him three anyway, he would get mad!