Tonight my daughter had trouble completing a small clean-up task that I asked of her and so she was told she'd be receiving a consequence for her choice after her friend went home.
Later in the evening Izzy said, "Dad, remember I am getting a consequence?"Isabelle is so funny and smart. She makes me laugh and smile everyday with her wittiness and reasoning skills. I have to stay on guard all the time or she will catch me on a technicality or loophole she finds in everything.
To which I replied, "Yup in a little bit and you are not going to like it."
Then Izzy said (with shoulders slouched), "I know what my consequence is. You said I am not going to like it, so I know that my consequence is cleaning my room."
"Exactly right," I answered while trying not to bust out laughing.