Tuesday, May 06, 2008


Last night Lula got her hands on my camera, and my attempts to regain possession of it resulted in squealy fits.

I needed to convince her to voluntarily give it up, so I came up with the bright idea to offer her two things she wanted, thus making her drop the camera. Brilliant, huh?

I got her pacifier and bear.

She glanced at my proposal, then looked down at the camera in her hand. She transferred the camera to her left hand, snatched the pacifier with her right, shoved the pacifier into her mouth, and immediately grabbed her bear.

She still had my camera.

I was outsmarted by my toddler, and I know it won't be the last time.


Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah said...

Maybe this time you should try to make a dumber kid. The two that are already born are both way smarter than you guys.

Anne said...

Okay, two things:

a) Lula is a girl-genius! Screw that stimulus check ... you should start thinking now about how you can spend the advance for the book you're going to write.

b) Clearly my parents didn't raise a girl-genius, because at first glance I read "I got her pacifier and beer".
Best. Mom. EVAR!!!

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Violet said...

That just shows that even having 2 kids, is not enough negotiation practice. You might be an expert by the time number 3 comes around though.

Em said...

Did she take any pix, if so you gotta post them.