Saturday, 27 August 2011

Emotional trickery

Dolly and I are lying in bed this morning, after she woke me up AGAIN in the middle of the night.

Me: Would you like a cuddle?

Dolly: No, I would like a rice cake

Me: You can't have a rice cake in bed

Dolly: Pleeeeeeeeeeeease

Me: What would you like to do today?

Dolly: Eat rice cakes


We both continue to stare at the TV in silence.


And then....


Dolly: Mummy, you are my best friend (said while stroking my cheek)
 
Me: Really? (I say with an air of disbelief, but I'm secretly thrilled)
 
Dolly: Please can I have a rice cake?

8 comments:

hausfrau said...

Even when we recognise their tricks it's hard to refuse them isn't it?! Mind, nowadays mine can just help themselves to what they want to eat and eat wherever they choose; though I'm pleased to report that they are no longer visiting our bed (except at Christmas - where else would you open a stocking?) so it's their problem if they choose rice crackers!

Expat mum said...

Oooh, she's going to be a handful when she's a teenager! LOL!

Nora said...

Of course, you didn't fall for that, did you?

Vera said...

ooooooohhhhh dear! How our children seem to know instinctively which buttons of ours to press so they can bend us to their will!

Emma @mummymummymum said...

Ha ha, brilliant! Kids are great! I said to my little girl that she was hurting me from carrying her, and she said 'its ok I kiss you better'. I never did get to put her down :-)

Elsie Button said...

Hi Hausfrau, I know, i can't imagine why she likes rice cakes so much - i should be thankful i guess!

Hi Expat Mum, hmmmm, i am bracing myself...

Hi Nora, i v almost did, but we had to move away from the bedroom before I gave in and let her have a blinkin rice cake for breakfast

Elsie Button said...

Hi Vera, I know, it's quite unbelievable isn't it!

Hi Emma, ha ha, i can believe that! - they are clever little so and sos...

Emma Phillips said...

My little boy asked my mum if she would like him to finish her sausage and potatoes for her. As if he was doing her such a favour! And he really meant it too.

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