Wednesday, May 5, 2010

4 Year Old Negotiations

Today I got my period (sorry guy readers) and am feeling all bloaty, back achy, tired and crabby. At 11:30am I had hit the wall and really wanted to take a nap when Emily did. Knowing there was only one person standing in the way of a wonderful, cozy nap the following conversation took place.

Me: Samuel, Mommy doesn't feel very well. Will you take a nap with Emily and me today?
S: No.
Me: Please.
S: Will you pay me?
Me: Um, yes. I will give you a quarter.
S: No, I want a dollar bill.
Me: (A whole half second of hesitation) Yeah, ok.
S: One dollar bill and one quarter.
Me: You got it.

Well played Samuel, well played.


Bethany said...

It is not a good idea to make a pregnant lady laugh this hard. May have to run back home and change my pants!

Sara Kane said...

Samuel is pure genius. I must find a way to be paid to sleep!!!

:)Rhonda said...

I think you got off cheap. A wonderful nap when you really wanted one...for only a dollar and a quarter...oh yeah! :)

Anonymous said...

laughing so hard right now! way to go samuel, way to go!