2/8/09

20. he drives a hard bargain

me: we need to trim your toe nails today. i will give you one chocolate chip for each toe nail.

bean: noooooo. no toenails. my fingers.

me: we can do your fingers we need to do your toes too. you can have chocolate chips.

bean: no chocolate chips.

me: ok, you can have - LETTER COOKIES! one cookie for each toe nail. it will be so yummy.

bean: mama, i have a really good idea!

me: ok.

bean: i will have chocolate chips and letter cookies and we won't do my toes today.


i knew there was a reason trying to use bribery was bad. and as humiliating as it is to admit to trying, i thought he was funny enough to share. now how will i get those toes trimmed. you have to see them. i will try to get a picture.

4 comments:

  1. Robin we have had very similar conversations here! The bargaining starts very early!

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  2. Robin we have had very similar conversations here! The bargaining starts very early!

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  3. Dan'sDad2/8/09, 2:14 PM

    LOL, I didn't realize bribing for nail trimming was such a widespread issue. Lately the only way to get DS to sit still for nail trimmings is to let him watch short random videos of firetrucks on YouTube. He usually tells me to trim slower so he can watch longer. When we're done with fingers, he always offers his toes next. The only down side is that once we're finished, there are those tiny nail shards all over the desk, the keyboard, and the chair.

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