06 September 1994
Parenting Lesson #1
My sister-in-law had come by our shop to help out with a really big job and she had brought her little four-year-old son with her. Easily bored, the kid was soon asking ...
Nephew: C’n I go outside to play?
Sister-In-Law: No, It’s not safe to play on the sidewalk downtown.
Undeterred, the little boy kept asking ...
Nephew: C’n I go outside to play? — C’n I go outside to play? — C’n I go outside to play? — C’n I go outside to play?
So, my sister-in-law kept saying “no,” but at last she snapped ...
Sister-In-Law: Why do you keep asking me that?
Nephew: Because if I ask you again, and again, and again — you’ll say yes!
About half-an-hour later, he wanted something else and he asked Wife-Mate ...
Nephew: Auntie, c’n I have a Coke?
Nephew: (Begins crying.)
Sister-In-Law: Now what’s wrong?
Nephew: If I ask Auntie again, and again, and again — she still won’t say yes!
Posted by The Dutchman at 4:40 PM