Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Let the Negotiating Begin
"Candy, I want candy," Kyle said as he found the package of Tic Tacs in the junk drawer in my bedroom dresser (yes, I have a junk drawer in my bedroom--two actually--and yes, I have candy in it). He brought them to me, and as I opened it and told him that he could have some, he said exactly what I knew he was going to say, "Want to hold it. Gimme the box."
"You can have three," I instructed him.
"Four. I want four." He's not even three years old yet. The fact that he knows that four is more than three is pretty good, but what does it mean that he knows how to negotiate??