Monday, July 7, 2008

On the Matter of Manipulation

Mom (noticing Amanda in the freezer): Amanda, get out of the freezer.

Amanda (clearly frightened by Ninja Mom): But ahhhhhh, ughhhh, uhhhhh!

Mom: Amanda, close the freezer. Now!

Amanda (closing freezer, regaining composure): Mommy, are you mad at me?

Mom: No honey, I don't want you in the freezer.

Amanda: But are you mad at me?

Mom (laughing): No. Why do you keep asking me that?

Amanda (realizing her success): I guess I just love you.

Mom: Give me a kiss.


Amanda: Can I have a popsicle?

{silence; Mom shaking head and wondering where Elizabeth is hiding the real Amanda}

Amanda: please?

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