Hooray, another episode of Convos With My 2-Year-Old! Today's video is "The Cookie." Matthew Clarke's daughter Coco (played as always by a grown man) wants another cookie and she won't take no for an answer. Daddy says she's had enough. Who will win this battle of wills? And who will come out looking crazier? I think we know the answer to both those questions, but you've got to watch the video anyway.
Can you believe Daddy LIED to his daughter?!? Unbelievable -- except I think I've told the "we're all out" lie before myself. Haven't we all. It's kind of a lazy parenting trick you use when your moral authority is feeling particularly fatigued. "Oh darn, we're all out! Oh well, now I don't have to take responsibility for making you unhappy. Lalala!" I'm glad Coco challenged Daddy on that lie.
It is SO like a toddler to want things you cannot have. And it's also an adult thing, but we're totally getting the wrong message from this video. In real life, the desire for impossible things brings us unhappiness. But for Coco, insisting on what you want, even when you've been told it's impossible, will get you a cookie in the end. Hmm, I wonder if Coco's on to something.
Do you ever lie to your kids when you get sick of telling them "no"?
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