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Old 05-20-2014, 05:04 PM   #1
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Another job well done

This is an actual conversation I had with my kids (9 year-old daughter, 10 year-old son) at the dinner table the other day.

ME: Guys, please eat some vegetables.

SON: But I don't like 'em.

DAUGHTER: You can't force me. That's coercion!!!!!
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Old 05-21-2014, 01:30 PM   #2
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lol. Kids can be smart at the most inconvenient times.
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Old 05-21-2014, 04:01 PM   #3
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I used force, as both mine just wouldnt eat at some point and got thin and unhealthy looking.

I dont think they approved )-:

Mashed potato in the ear ....... just what exactly did it achieve ?

Trouble is, once you say they must do something, if you dont back it up with some kind of sanction in the event they refuse, they soon realise your words are empty.

On reflection, I think there was a lot less discussion after the showdown and food was eaten.
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Old 05-21-2014, 05:21 PM   #4
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I thought it was so funny because my daughter doesn't seem to pay attention so much when I talk about how the gov uses coercion to extract taxes, but I guess nothing gets by her. Also, hearing a nine-year-old, who has grown up in Sweden, use the word "coercion" correctly, with such ferocity... it caught me by surprise. It still makes me smile when I think about it <3
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Old 05-22-2014, 08:59 AM   #5
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Too funny!
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We told our daughter that vegetables would make her prettier...

Play to their vanity, sometimes works wonders!
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