July 19, 2006

Mr. Precise

Categories: Kids

As I was coming out of a local mall with Andrew (9) and Michael (5) this evening, we passed by a Cold Stone Creamery shop (a good ice cream chain). Michael immediately started pestering me to go in.

Michael: "Please, please, please can we go to Cold Stone?" [repeat n times]

Me: "Michael, stop begging."

Michael: [stopping dead in the parking lot and looking straight at me] "I'm not begging. I"m badgering." ["duh" look on his face.]

Well, damn. I didn't expect to be corrected like this for at least another year or two.

Still, no ice cream. I'm just mean that way. Especially to snarky kids.

Posted by Tony at July 19, 2006 10:20 PM | TrackBack


There's a fabulous line in "thank you for smoking" where the kid gets into an argument with his mom, wins, and later says to his dad "it was an argument, not a negotiation".

I have so much to look forward to...

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