March 15, 2004

D-Day Plus Seven

I was getting breakfast for the kids this morning, as I've been doing since Mary was born, and had this conversation with my seven-year-old.

Dave: I want some chocolate milk.

(Note: he didn't say please.)

Me: And what makes you think you deserve chocolate milk?

Dave (surprised): What?

Me: And what makes you think you deserve chocolate milk?

Dave (in disgust, as though I'd misheard him): REGular milk.

Me: No, you said you wanted chocolate milk.

Dave (with an air of resignation): OK, I'll have chocolate milk.

It was a genuine Bugs Bunny/Daffy Duck moment. I laughed loud and long, and got Dave his chocolate milk.

Posted by Will Duquette at March 15, 2004 07:56 PM

Ian said:

Somewhere Chuck Jones is having a good laugh that not only did you let the little manipulator get away with it, you rewarded him for it.

I am too, in fact.

Deb said:

I see a politician in the making! Mine would have questioned the word "deserve" but then they are teenagers.