On the way home from the library:
C: Mommy, can I watch my new movie when we get home?
M: No. I’m sorry sweetie, but it’ll be nap time when we get home.
C: Awwwwwww. (whining and whimpering ensues)
M: Caleb. Do not throw a tantrum.
C: Oookaaaayyy (he says half crying)
A few minutes later…
C: Mommy, can I just play for 5 minutes when we get home?
M: Sure, you can play for 5 minutes. But, when you’re time is up, no tantrums!
C: Okay! Thanks mommy! I’m going to watch my movie for 5 minutes.
M: Ummm… well, I said you could play for 5 minutes, not watch a movie for 5 minutes.
C: Please mommy!
M: Well, okay. (I was feeling a bit taken advantage of, but really, what’s the diff?)
A few more minutes later…
C: Mommy, you’re a genius!
M: I am? Well, thank you! But, why am I a genius?
C: Because you told me I could watch my movie for 5 minutes!
C: You always come up with the great ideas mommy! I love you!
Uh, what just happened here? Was that my idea? Well, if not, I sure do feel like a great mommy now.