Decisions

Izzy is a brilliant tactician.  Her main excellence is in tactical asking.  More specifically, should I ask mom or dad.

The bigger the question, the longer she takes to determine who to ask.  Easy questions are hurled to either parent. 

“Mom, can I clean my room?”  No hesitation, because the answer is yes.  (This question is presented for illustration.  In four years, these words have never passed Isabelle’s lips.)

“Dad, can I help you wash the dishes?”  Again, zero hesitation.  (Again, entirely hypothetical.)

“Dad, I mean mom, can I have a piece of gum.”  Here, there is hesitation.  One of us is sort of a chewing gum fascist, and so Izzy needs to ask the right parent.  Here, she chooses correctly.

“Mom, I mean dad, can I take my shoes off?”  Isabelle is now two for two.  Wendy is much less likely to permit barefootedness.  It is just so unseemly.

These questions all have certain choices.  One is clearly better than the other. 

However, things are not always so.

“Mom, actually Dad, I mean Mom, no Dad, Mom, wait, Dad, yes Dad, er, Mom can I play with knives?”  This request is joined by clasped hands, tilted head and batting eyes.  Yes, my four-year old bats her eyes.  She also rolls them. 

“No.” I answer.

“I was asking mom!” Isabelle pouts. 

“No.” Wendy answers.

Isabelle is quiet.  She is trying to figure out how she could have asked the question to get a yes.  A hard no is simply not accepted.

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Salt Lake Utah Lifestyle Photographer
Salt Lake Utah Lifestyle Photographer
Salt Lake Utah Lifestyle Photographer
Salt Lake Utah Lifestyle Photographer
Salt Lake Utah Lifestyle Photographer
Salt Lake Utah Lifestyle Photographer
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