It's amazing to me how quickly toddlers learn the ways of manipulation and getting what they want. I sometimes think Jenna must teach a course in daycare, something like, "Getting what you want 101", because she is so good at it. Or maybe one of her partner's in crime, Kate, is a co-teacher!
We were at my parents the other night and from their backyard you can see a playground. Jenna loves parks. These are the conversations that took place.
Jenna: Mommy, I go to park!
Me: No honey, we are going to stay here and visit, it's getting late.
Jenna: I go ask Grandma and Grandpa...
(She stomps off)
Jenna: Grandpa, I hold your hand?! (places her hand on his)
Jenna: We go for nice little walk!
Moments later they are off through the field headed to the park. I swear, she didn't even ask Grandpa to go to the park, she just asked to hold his hand! Who could turn that down?
I am greatly fearing the tween years I hear so much about!