Negotiating with my four-year-old

Collecting leaves 10-20-12

Why is it that I can negotiate with a car dealer but not with my four-year-old?

When I was pregnant with Jacob, I was still driving around in my little thirteen-year-old Geo Prizm.  I saw no reason to give it up.  But everyone was telling me that I NEEDED a bigger car.

“Do babies come with an entourage?” I asked.  “Because this little person is going to start out somewhere in the ballpark of six to nine pounds.  WHY DO I NEED A ROOMY INTERIOR AND CARGO SPACE?” When I said this to people with kids they looked at me like I really shouldn’t be entrusted with a newborn.

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