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The Bugs Bunny strategy works!

(Every night, we give the Child a straw cup full of unsweetened chamomile tea as part of her night time ritual. If I run out of chamomile, I give her some of my red rooibus.)

The Husband: Make the tea for her, would you?

Me: Damn!

The Husband: What?

Me:  I forgot to get chamomile when I went to the store today. Damn.

The Husband: Just give her some red tea.

Me (quite bitterly because I love red tea): We’re out of red tea. Shaw’s doesn’t sell it anymore.

The Child: Red tea!

Me: The only thing without caffeine that we’ve got is orange zinger. You think she’d like that? (To the child) Honey, would you like some orange tea, instead?

The Child: Red tea.

Me: We don’t have red tea, sweetie. I’m sorry. (In a falsely enthusiastic tone) We have orange tea. Would you like that?

The Child: Red tea!

Me: Orange tea!

The Child: Red tea!

Me (getting into it): Orange tea!

The Child: Red tea!

Me: Red tea!

The Child: Orange tea!

Me: Red tea!

The Child: Orange tea!

Me (with pseudo reluctance):  Orange tea it is, I guess.

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Categories: motherhood
  1. marsupial jones
    March 14, 2008 at 11:48 pm

    seriously? that worked?? amazing. you’re like daffy duck over here! wabbit season!

  2. aguane
    March 16, 2008 at 5:08 pm

    I think it’s kind of like that glorious period where when your child wants more of something (say a cookie) you can break it in half and voila everybody wins – they get ‘more’ and you don’t have to feel guilty about giving it to them. Sadly, that period doesn’t last anywhere near as long as it should, and neither does the bugs bunny method.

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