Windy Twilley

Yarn keeps me from opening fire.

8.15.2006

Negotiating with a Terrorist

"Please I can have a piece of cheese, mama?"
"Tyler, if you eat all your dinner, you can have a piece of cheese."
Tyler eats one bite.
"Now I can have cheese?"
"No, you have to eat more than that."
Tyler holds up a grain of rice / a single noodle / a pea.
"This much?"
"No, more than that."
Tyler eats the grain of rice / single noodle / pea.
"Now please I can have cheese?"
"No, you have to eat half of your dinner, then you can have cheese."
Tyler pushes food around.
"Was that a bite, mama?"
"No, that was you pushing your food around."
Tyler picks out the least offensive morsel and eats it. With his fingers.
"Now is time for cheese, mama?"
"No, you have to eat one more bite, and then you can have cheese."
Tyler eats one normal-sized bite. He grins.

Tyler 1, Mama 0.

1 Comments:

Blogger jpg said...

Windy, just want to say hi (we were Hungry Newt frequenters/employees briefly during the same era, I think) and tell you that your blog is providing the most delightful reading at a moment when I may or may not be pregnant and am just waiting to see. *Thank you.* -Jessica

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