Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Master Negotiator

Day 77: Dec. 2, 2013

My dad and my daughter are playing a game called, "Secrets of the Sea." Its a Little Mermaid themed game in which little characters jump from sea shell to sea shell based on what number your spinner lands on. Except they are using the spinner from Chutes and Ladders. And any time my dad spins and lands on a number other than 1, my daughter decides that the spinner actually landed on the number 1, so he only gets to move one space.  And whenever she spins, the spinner actually landed on the number 6.

My daughter is a master negotiator. Probably because we rarely say, "no," like we mean it. I've started saying it more, and shockingly, she becomes mute after a while. Or she"ll stare at me with her X-ray vision peering through me into my soul to figure out exactly what I mean by "no," then she backs away slowly with a quizzical look on her face.

I like what my dad said over the holiday weekend. At some point they'll be on their own and won't be handed exactly what they want every moment that they want it.

Coffee: Just some green tea. Woke up at 5 a.m. and couldn't go back to sleep. Green tea was helpful today.

Cups and Bags Challenge: Well, this is it! We've hit the $99 mark. One more and the Challenge is OVER! And I'll send $100 to Bring. In a few days, I'll announce Challenge 2, because a friend is going to donate the next $100.


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