Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Further Adventures in Patient Coercion

Coffee made, lunch packed, light is switched on and the words "it's time for school" are softly spoken, only to be met wth contempt and dread and a full retreat under the covers.

Dad: "Hey sweety, time to get up for school."

Daughter: "I am SO not going to get up!"

*pulls covers over head and shrinks back into warm cocoon*

Dad: "The word for today is coercion."

Chloe: "It's not that I don't want to go to school, I just don't want to go yet."

Dad: "ok"

*goes back to something else*

Chloe: "Wait!"

Dad: "What?"

Chloe: "Will you help me get dressed?"

Dad: "Of course I will."

Chloe: "NOT YET!"

*slams covers back over head*