Rory Can Take No for an Answer (Sort of)

Sometimes life is not fair, and one of those times is at 7:45 when your big sister has just been allowed to take a shower. Wyatt and Rory want to take showers too!

Nope. Sorry. Just only Lily. (That’s a Rory-ism in common use around here.)

A tub?



Because in fifteen minutes it will be time to brush teeth, and because no. Just no. Not going to happen tonight.

Apparently I said that in just exactly the right way, because they both seemed inclined to accept it, but Rory was still trying.

But can we … ?

No. No tub! No shower!

I not asking that! I asking… can we… um … can we ….

She gets this goofy smile on her face and I’ve got it, instantly. But Wyatt sighs. She’s just going to say no, Rory. No tub. No shower.

Rory starts to get mad, and I stop her. It’s ok, Wyatt. She’s just trying to think of something I WILL say yes to.

And Rory laughed! Can we …. can we …. she was thinking hard.

Can we have a strawberry?

Good girl! I’m working to say yes more often, and bless her, she’s working to hear it!

2 Responses to “Rory Can Take No for an Answer (Sort of)”

  1. JK says:

    Love it! 🙂 mmmmm, strawberries.

  2. guest says:

    Rory is such the little negotiator; maybe she’ll end up as a lawyer.