Sunday, May 15

The Many Faces Of Dad

Me: "Walk the dog."
Madeleine: "My plan is doing some reading."
Me: "I've walked Rusty twice today. Your turn, kiddo."
Madeleine: "I am supposed to do reading for my school homework. If you give me a lolly I will walk Rusty. And no reading."
Me: "Nicely negotiated. How's this: Walk the dog. Then reading. No lolly, followed by bed."
Madeleine: "That's not a deal, Dad!"
Me: "That is the only deal. Now get going."
Madeleine: "And you say negotiating is supposed to be fair."