Monday, August 11, 2014

The Toddler Negotiator

A little thing I wrote down last year, on November 17, 2013:

Where does a one-year-old come up with this?

John's computer is surrounded by "bribes" from Gracie. She brings a favorite toy over to him and offers it in exchange for some computer time.
"How about this, Papa? Is this good enough? Coaster for 'puter?"

It's a consistent strategy with her. "No, Gracie, I'm not giving you my phone for a little plastic cat."
Front-facing camera. Oh look! Hi self! Hi phone!

Her negotiation skills could use some work, but for a twelve-month-old, they're really not bad.

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