Friday, June 27, 2008

My daughter...the litigator

A recent conversation with my daughter has forced me into defense mode. I know, she maybe only 4, but I promise you that she is quickly rising in the ranks of promising litigator. She can turn any conversation and manipulate it to the brink of you actually asking yourself: did I just agree to that? For instance, the other day, she wanted me to read her a story. I told her that it would have to wait until after dinner was made. Her response: Ok, how about you just teach me to read instead? Ok...honey it would be the same thing. NO it wouldn't, you're helping me to read, not reading to me. How is a mom to resist? My husband fairs no better. He attempted last week to tell her that they would not be going swimming that day; and to no avail, she patiently waits for him to finish, takes a deep breath, and responds with: Thanks Dad, now is it my turn to talk? And quickly puts the spin on. I don't know if we should be exuberant about her wittiness or scared that this is a sign that she only gets better as she gets older. Either makes for great conversations! Chow!