Especially if you have a kid like Justin Chan.
Let me tell you why....
Flashback to the time when I was reorganizing the kids play room. Jayden was very helpful cleaning the playroom. The small one however was not so cooperative. When I asked him to help, he'd walk away.. pretending to hold something to clean up. But instead he'll walk out of the room and then never come back until I called him back into the room.
Me: Boys, if you don't clean this room, then No lunch ah..
Jayden: if clean then lunch eat what?
Me: Mcdonalds. But then if you never help then no food at all.
Jayden: no food ah? Justin faster help to clean the room
Justin: I want to eat Mcdonald.
Jayden: Then you faster help and clean room la.
Justin: *clean clean and then slowly walk out of the room*
Jayden: mami! You see Justin! He is not helping!
Justin: *walk back into the room and pretend to hold something.. and walk out of the room again*
So I thought, okay fine. Maybe he is too young to help out. Probably got "attention" problem. So Jayden and I cleaned the room and then we went to Ikano for Mcd lunch and also to Ikea to buy some racks for the playroom. At night before we sleep
Justin: mami.. you say clean the room then only can eat Mcdonald.
Justin: but i never help you to clean.
Justin: But you bring me go eat mcdonald. I win.
Me: O.o You win?
Justin: yes. I win. You say clean room then eat mcdonald. I never clean room. I also eat mcdonald. I win ohdi.
So yeah. I felt like a big sucker cos I have been fooled by a 2.5yr old boy and like he said, HE WON. Although I know all the while that he doesn't think like his age, I never expected him to know how to think this way. So that night, I thought really hard and decided- game on buddy. I cannot let him win and stand on my head.
to be continued...