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.
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.