PN: “Do you know where your mini mouse is?” (referring to the mini computer mouse I got for my laptop, not the Disney version. In case you were wondering.)

Me: “It’s around here somewhere…”

PN: “How much did that mini mouse cost you?”

Me: “I don’t remember…maybe 15 bucks.”

PN: “I’ll give you 10.”

Me: Laughing hysterically – particularly at the fact there was no hesitation on her part…but I think the laughing threw her off track…

PN: “How much money do you have, anyway?”

Me: “Why do you want to know?”

PN: “So I can give you the right amount.”

Me: “What does the amount I have have to do with…”

PN: “If you have 5, I have to give you 10.”

Me: “What if I have none?”

PN: “Then I’ll have to give you 15.”

Me: “You’re not really clear on what ‘negotiation’ is, are you?”

PN: “No.”

Me: “We’ll work on that.”

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  1. Really cute! 🙂

    Reminds me of J when he was younger. I’d tell him that he can (do whatever) for only 5 more minutes… to which he’d counter, “No, mommy. 3 more minutes!”

  2. Ummmm I’m pretty sure I don’t want her as my stock broker just yet! But hey…you can be a little confused when you’re that adorable!

  3. I actually think it’s great that her mind is working like that. A very analytical perspective she has there… I bet she’s smarter than the average bear!

  4. I just got nominated for a blogger’s choice award… would you vote for me?! I’m sad that only have such a few votes 🙁

  5. Oh jees… this is what I have to look forward to?! Haha! I was just complaining on my blog this morning about all of the “No, I don’t want to’s” that I’ve been getting lately! This sounds WAY worse! 🙂

  6. Cute story. What does she need the mini mouse for anyway?
    [Insert mother of a teenager advice here]

  7. HA HA HA! I told Sam 10 minutes until bed and he said, “Um, how about 5?” You’ve got yourself a deal, kiddo!

  8. Ugh! I totally forgot to comment on how cute she is! I’m a total sucker for big, blue eyes!

  9. Well she started off strong…

    I don’t think you should be worried, she’ll fine tune her manipulation skills in no time.

  10. Oh, she is a smart one. She should be working for the government…or at the very least manning one of those Gucci knock-off boths in Chinatown.

  11. Oh, that’s great! Sprite negotiates with herself these days. Hasn’t quite worked up the nerve to work on me yet!

  12. Watch out! My hubby taught Winter how to actually negotiate and I’ve never forgiven him! Princess Nagger is too cute! 🙂

  13. I was worried she might have been holding your mouse hostage for a minute there. Love the look on her face in that photo.

  14. Stacy this is hilarious!!

    Sounds like she won’t be the one doing the negotiating during the next big purchase! haha

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