how to get what you need

January 27th, 2013

Party security. @troygronberg @secretagentjo

Elliora: DADDY I NEED RAISINS.

Troy: You’re supposed to ask nicely, like, “Daddy, can you please get me something?”

E: Daddy, can you please get me something?

T: No, you’re supposed to say, “Can you please get me the thing I need?”

E: Daddy, can you get me the thing I need?

T: I mean, you say the thing you need, like, “Daddy, can you please get me raisins?”

E: Daddy, can you get me raisins?

T: Can I get a “please” in there?

E: Please in there.

T: No, I mean, can you say, “Daddy, can you please get me raisins?”

E: …DADDY I NEED TOMATOES.

13 Responses to “how to get what you need”

  1. Bex says:

    BWAHAHA. Brilliant.

  2. Lauren H says:

    Just brilliant!

  3. Melissa says:

    Being a toddler sounds so complicated.

  4. Sarah says:

    Attagirl! Way to break Daddy’s spirit, Elliora ;-)

  5. Sonja says:

    HAHAHAHAHAHA!
    I forgot to tell you – On Thursday morning, she asked me for something and I said “Can I get a please in there?” just so she’d say “pleaseinthere”. So stinkin cute!

  6. That’s an awesome conversation!

  7. Gramaw says:

    This is funny!! She is such a cutie, cutie, cutie!!!

  8. Gramaw says:

    This is funny!! She is a cutie, cutie, cutie!!!

  9. bonnie says:

    She’s awesome. You should keep her.

  10. Yara says:

    Remind me to never ask Troy for raisins.

  11. Deborah says:

    This sounds an awful lot like conversations with my Mom – who also happened to be an English teacher.
    Me: Mom, can I go out and play?
    Mom: You CAN, but you may not.
    *sigh*
    I feel your pain E. …and I’m with Yara.

  12. Jen Wilson says:

    This is brilliant. Made me laugh out loud. :)

  13. Sonja says:

    This just made me laugh again. :-)