10 Cunning Strategies Every Small Child Knows
Always a (baby) step ahead.
When filing requests, approach parents individually to double your odds of success.
Evade responsibility. Fall asleep the instant before you are asked to clean up your mess.
In post-combat arbitration remember sympathy goes to the more severely injured party.
Deflect. When possible, shift blame to those who cannot speak to defend themselves.
Watch to see which toys they guard closely; those are the ones you want.
Stall. Hide your favorite toy in order to delay bed time as long as possible.
Make incremental requests. Don’t ask for a chapter; ask instead “one more page.”
Appeal to emotions. Accommodation upgrades can be obtained by eliciting sympathy.
REMEMBER: don’t try to do too much. The large ones will reward the slightest effort
And when all else fails, use your abnormally large eyes to render them defenseless.
Let me know which ones I missed in the comments below!
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