Who’s The Negotiator Now?

on 10.20.2014

Last night my boy was trying to talk me into extra watching TV before bed. He had decided that the number 4 would represent some arbitrary measure of time. Being the awesome Dad I am, I thought we could negotiate down to 2. I started at 1, and he went to 3. Then I said 2, and he said 3. I went for no TV and he stuck with 3, this back and forth went on and on for a few minutes. Then he pulled the tactic I didn’t plan for; The Meltdown. I laughed a little on the inside and said “ok, 4 is fine.” Of course when it came time to watch TV, he was over it after about a minute. Life lessons by Daddy Jay D.

Jay D., jay@crazyshit.com
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Comments From the Peanut Gallery
How old is your son, Jay? I still remember being a little kid, staying up late with my dad. Watching Johnny Carson and eating ice cream. Good times!!
posted on: 10-20-14 @ 3:29 PM

Talk him into doing chores for the extra tv time. Give a little, get a little.
posted on: 10-20-14 @ 3:34 PM

Back in the day I used to have my little guy massage my shoulders and pretend he was so strong it hurt while he was watching a bit of extra TV. Then it became Wrestles lol. I always let him win and he was so tired after it i’d carry him to bed asleep in my arms. Oh the good old days.
posted on: 10-20-14 @ 4:08 PM

Ah the old give in. I’m right there with you when it comes to kids. I’ll let them get their way but spin it so it looks like it was my idea in the first place. I don’t want them thinking that I’m a sucker!!
posted on: 10-20-14 @ 4:24 PM

I had the exact same conversation with my wife about how long I last in the sack but I said 4 but she said 1.
posted on: 10-20-14 @ 4:43 PM

How does a train eat? It goes chew chew...
posted on: 10-20-14 @ 5:10 PM

my 7 year old could negotiate a nuclear withdraw for the united nations with iran! little shit talked me into an extra 30 minutes on a school night last night! gotta love the little curtain climbers!
posted on: 10-20-14 @ 5:58 PM

What do you call a cow with no legs Ground beef
posted on: 10-20-14 @ 6:03 PM

What's long brown and stinky? The unemployment line
posted on: 10-20-14 @ 6:04 PM

Think its hard to deal with kids.. wait till your neihbors teen daughter tries to negotiate with you... scary stuff.
posted on: 10-20-14 @ 7:42 PM

Wear a condom guys ... These baby mamas got a hook on your wallet .
posted on: 10-20-14 @ 7:44 PM