The Negotiator’s Comeback

Posted on Feb 5 2014 - 6:30pm by Tammy Smith
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Little tennis shoes

His little shoes that make me want to smile and cry all at the same time.

Mornings are always hectic, even now that I get up at O’Dark Thirty, there is still somehow not enough time. Well the Negotiator has started a new trick, yeah fun! It starts with either me or The Hubs following him through the house asking, then begging, then threatening until he puts his shoes and coat on. It’s not that he is being disobedient he is just busy doing other things. He got his one track mind honestly (sorry babe – it’s the truth).

New thing:  While we aren’t looking, he takes it all off….. SIGH! Did I mention the baby is already in the car in his car seat with the car running.

These are the times when you must have a sense of humor and laugh, otherwise you may start drinking wine at 7:00 in the morning, which is definitely frowned upon by your co-workers.

So this morning, I got down on his level and looked him in his little (gorgeous) eyes and said, in my super serious mommy voice, do you want to go to your room for taking your shoes and coat off?

The Negotiator looks at me and without missing a beat, he raises his little finger, points it at me and says:

“That’s not an option mommy!”


I had to walk away, Hubs had to step in and finish the shoes and coat…. I was too busy laughing (in a very quiet muffled way of course).

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