Who’s The Negotiator Now?
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.