As many of you know, I have a friend who is full of copious amounts of wisdom. I'm pretty sure I learned the word "copious" from her...or possibly Dr. Seuss. I don't know. Either way, the fact that this friend is 4-years-old (soon to be 5!) is not lost on me. But rather than be ashamed that a 4-year-old knows more about the world than I do, I figured I'd rather SHARE her wealth of knowledge in an installment I like to call:
She is about to instruct us on the Art of Negotiation in 4 Simple Steps (…if you’re a 4-year-old, that is)
Step 1: Assess your desired target or item.
In this case, a delicious coffee-flavored frozen beverage.
Step 2: Suggest an offer.
“Daddy, how about if you pretend like that drink isn’t real.”
Step 3: Await confirmation that your offer was received.
“What? So that you can have it?”
Step 4: Accept the counter-offer as the adult has unwittingly played right into your teeny tiny hands.
She’s probably going to grow up to rule the world some day.