Friday, June 20, 2008

How to Get What you Want (a guide for tweens)

Want to plan a cool party for the premier of the  hot summer TV movie? Ask your mom while she is driving on the expressway, preferably during rush hour or right after she gets cut off or when she merging out of the HOV lane.

Want to invite more people than can fit in your house? Ask your mom while she is trying to help your very frustrated younger brother cut straight lines on a paper.

Want to make sure you can eat pizza (from a national chain), carmel corn and homemade pancakes for breakfast with all your friends? Ask your mom when she is scurrying to find clothes for your baby brother and running at least 20 minutes late for vacation bible school. Filling her thermos with coffee and handing it to her right before you ask is the perfect touch for this request.

Want to spoil your party guests with goodie bags and fun decorations? First make sure mom is busy (blogging is your best bet) and call your dad and ask when he is coming home to take you to Party City (don't worry--dad won't ask).

And for the really big requests like buying concert tickets for you and your friends to the hot concert of the summer? Ask both mom and dad when they busy putting together your new bike or fixing a major portion of the house.

Follow these simple steps and you too can have everything you ever wanted :)

18 comments:

JCK said...

It is SO good to have these warnings for parents. You are scaring and preparing me...

Elizabeth said...

you should start a MEME with this one! very contagious!

speaking of MEME...check out my blog for Feel Good Friday! :-)

Brian and Staci said...

My guess is, you can't even remember what all you've committed yourself to for the big day :) We would always ask my Mom stuff like that when she was "dozing" off on the couch! That way...we could always say, "we asked!" "You don't remember that?" Tee hee! Sounds like the big day is going to be quite extraordinary! Funny post!

Carol said...

If only I'd known that 20 years ago I could have used it to my advantage!

Now of course I'll be using it to avoid being taken advantage of!

mah-meeee said...

this post must NEVER make it to the eyes of my daughters.

i will block it out of my mind now...

*wink*

great post! :)

Purple Teacup said...

LOL!!!

Lizz said...

Uh-oh. And I thought I had to be on my toes now.

amanda said...

brilliant!!

really you should publish this!!

happy pow :)

Beth said...

now I really don't want my kids to grow up, I'm so not ready for that.

Jennifer H said...

I'm afraid, very afraid.

anglophilefootballfanatic.com said...

I love the pitting the parents against one another part. LOVELY!

HRH said...

This is the trouble with smart kids! Too cute.

Elaine A. said...

Wow, they have it all planned out don't they? Sorry you got suckered in (tee hee!) Hope you have fun anyway! : )

Shannon said...

Oh, so so true. My four year old is already starting with some of these basic tactics, lol.

OHmommy said...

Oh my gosh.... you should publish this!!!

CC said...

Noooooooooo. Not the tween years!!! Okay, well good to be prepared!

McMommy said...

Now THAT is truly a POW!!!

You are hilarious!!!

Hmm...I wonder if my boys will use the same how-to guide when they are tweens....

I have 10 years to prepare, thank goodness.

candeelady - My Tween Parenting Blog said...

This is really funny and so true. I will link to this post on my blog about raising tweens.