Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Negotiating with a Terrorist
That's how I often feel when trying to reason with a 19 month old who has a very limited vocabulary. The conversation usually goes something like this:
Are you hungry, BC?
What should we have for dinner?
OK, how about macaroni and cheese?
OK, how about chicken tenders?
No, not moo, bok bok. Chicken.
Oh well, that's what we're having.
Great, we finally agree on something.
No, we're not going to eat horse. I think the Thai place around the corner is already closed. Chicken.
Much like the interrogators in the movie, it can be frustrating dealing with an "opposition" who can't communicate as you desire. So when I put out the previously discussed chicken tenders and got a quick "No!", I ate them myself and gave BC some Gummi Bears to tide him over until his mother gets home.
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