Do your children barter you to be obedient? This has become a "new" thing in our home. Our oldest son will be 7 in September and has taken to . . . I will be obedient if you will let me . . . . - can you even believe it? This morning I told him to leave our 5lb dog alone . . . more than one time. Then I said, Fine since you cannot obey you will not go and visit with Uncle S today. (He loves to be with Uncle S) He didn't like my response! The next words out of his mouth, "I will obey you now if you let me go to Uncle S's today." Excuse Me? I don't recall opening up my decision to a barter! My response back to him, No - you chose to disobey several times. You will not go and I don't want to hear anymore about it.
I don't recall being allowed to continually bug my Mom over and over when she told me no or grounded me from an event. No meant No and there weren't any questions or bartering about it.
I am sure that as we go through summer this year, my children will continue to bring "spice" to my life.
How about you . . . do your children try to barter? Do they ask you a gazillion times for something or to do something you have said no about?