Tuesday, January 24, 2012

What's Going to Happen

While on vacation I took Leilani over to a friends house for a play date. The family had a new addition to the house since that last time we went. A GUM BALL MACHINE with no top.


As you all may or may not know, I don't do sweets and or candy. Since candy and sweets have absolutely NO nutritional value why would I let her eat them?

Anyhow, after having two gum balls and playing for HOURS she came back into the living, where I was which also happened to be the room where the gum ball machine was. 
She asked if she could have another gum ball and I said no.
Then she began acting like she was "sneaking" towards the machine to get a gum ball. I laughed and told her no. To which she pleaded PLUHEEZ. No I said. Then she asked the million dollar question 

"What's going to happen?" 
"What's going to happen if I just take one?"

For some reason I was stuck... what would happen? I had a few options I could threaten her with empty threats (don't look at me like that, we've all done it before!), ignore her and tell her to go away or tell her the honest truth:

"Nothings going to happen. It just means that you didn't listen to me and that would hurt my feelings. When you don't listen to me that means you don't care." 

Call me dramatic but thats exactly what I said. You know what she did. She looked at me. Smiled and went to go play with her friends with OUT a gum ball. 

I was shocked. 

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