Development Alert: Manipulation

For several weeks now, Tristan has been using mommy against daddy…and vis-versa. “Daddy said it was OK” “Mommy said it was OK to stay up”. This morning, a new form of manipulation emerged…bribery. While trying to convince daddy to get out of bed and go downstairs to play (and watch “the Car” movie), Tristan told daddy that they could go downstairs and “watch the news”. Daddy wasn’t going to fall for this, but unfortunatley for Tristan, he slipped and let it be known that his intention was to watch Puff, the Magic Dragon. As it was time for coffee, daddy, nonetheless, relented and proceeded downstairs. (At this point, all bets were off and we watched Snow White.)

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