Tuesday, May 20, 2008

deal-maker

Deal-making with preschoolers...

Jason: Can I play with those yellow tubes?

Me: Let’s make a deal. You can play with them as long as you don’t swing them in people's faces.

Jason: Okay.

Me: What will happen if you swing them in someone’s face?

Jason: You’ll take it away.

Me: Okay. It’s a deal.

(30 seconds later)

Jason: …here you go. (hands me the yellow tubes)

Me: (questioning look)

Jason:…I swung them in someone’s face.

Well, he did keep his deal... Job well done.

1 comment:

I am Kate Maxwell and home is in said...

that is uh-may-zing!!
i love little kids.