Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Compliments Will Get You Everywhere With Me

Oh I kid, I kid. Kinda.

Ahem.

Oh Reese, my sweet, savvy, spunky little girl.

It's SUCH a good thing you're this cute.


Reese has started bargaining for things and privileges. Instead of getting upset, she turns to compliments and sweetness. It's nice, but oh so sneaky.

Reese - Mama can we have a snack?

Me - No, Reese. Sorry, but dinner will be ready shortly.

Reese - Maaaamaaaa, pleeaasse - with a cherry, and pudding, and a pie on top??

(A pie? Back in my day, we only used "a cherry on top" for leverage, none of that other stuff was part of the begging equation.)

Me - Reese, no. I mean it, Stop asking.

Reese - Oookk. (She pause for about 30 seconds, and then comes over and hugs my leg) Mama, I'm so hungry, and what you're making smells so yummy. I really like your beautiful hair, and your pants are very pretty.

(my hair was in a knot, and I had penguin pajama pants on. Don't judge.)

I could not keep from laughing. The child was trying to win me over with compliments - for a pack of fruit snacks! I couldn't help it, I ended up giving her some bites of what I was fixing. I know it was giving in a little, but hey, it's not like I gave her the gummi's!

What can I say, she's good at what she does. :)

10 comments:

Mama D.'s Dozen said...

Cute when they are 6 ... not so cute when they are 16.

Good job on not giving in to the gummies.

I have an adorable little 8 year old that is quite good at the compliments, as well.


Laurel :)

bass family said...

Oh bless... that cracks me up :)

Hey I noticed on your twitter that you have a sick baby?? Hope she's feeling better this morning! Praying for you guys.

Sarah Halstead said...

ha ha! She is so sweet.

Jennifer said...

Too cute! I have one like that--she's not even three, yet. We have to be strong! :)

Jenn said...

I'd have a hard time not giving into that face, too!

Sarah said...

That is hilarious!!! I probably would have been a sucker and given her 2 packs of gummies...

wonderchris said...

She's sly - I love it!!!

Lenae said...

Nice! I wish my boys would dish it out like that. Their dad has trained them to say, "Mommy is stinky." ;)

becky said...

Reese is hilarious. I've always thought that she has a little devious look about her. Too funny...

Rana said...

That is too cute! I think our kids take lessons from the same place.