Moose is really funny about negotiating. It all started over a year ago when we would do countdowns to things like bath time, leaving the park, getting dressed, etc. It sounds like this:
Daddy: Moosie, 10 minutes till bathtime!
Moose: 20 minutes to bathtime, okay?
Daddy: No Moosie, 10 more minutes of playing.
Moosie: Okay, 20 more minutes of racing, and THEN we take a bath.
A few weeks ago, my sister sent a really cool roll of big Cars stickers. I hung them on the refrigerator and told Moose he can have one whenever he uses the potty. Today, he spotted the stickers and said, “Mommy, can I play with Cars stickers, PLEEEEAAASE??” I reminded him of our deal, and asked him to repeat what we had agreed on. So he says, “I can play with Car stickers after using potty, but today I get Car stickers NOW, okay?”
He didn’t get the Cars stickers, but I had a good laugh.