Friday, January 3, 2014

Parental management 101: How to manipulate your mother

I'll confess that I'm something of a distracted parent early in the morning and late at night when I do most of my writing. My kids know that.

My kids however also know that I'm always up for a game.

My younger son comes out of the bathroom this morning and says, "Let's play Simon Says!"

"Well, sure, okay!"

"Simon says, Get out of that chair!"

Stifling a chuckle, I stand up. "What's next?"

"Simon says, Eat breakfast!"

Smart kid. He may have learned how to manipulate his mother, but he's still just four and a half-years old. As he scampers off to the kitchen, I shout after him, "Wait! Come back and put on your pants!"

He doesn't stop. Obviously, I forgot to say "Simon Says."