This was how my conversation with my daughter went last night:
Me : Please Derelle…. go to sleep now. Mama has to work.
Deye : I will watch you lang.
Me : Okay, but you have to behave and should not touch anything.
Deye : Opo.
Few minutes later, her hands were slowly touching the keyboard….
Me : What did I just tell you? Don’t touch please? Do you understand? Or not?
Deye : *Looking at me – frowning*
So I thought, talking to her in that manner at that moment won’t work. I thought of something else. I remember when I went to Manila last Saturday, she was asking for a dress and pair of shoes. I managed to get her a dress but not the shoes. So I told her
Me : You want shoes di ba? Let Mama work so Mama will have money then I can get you a nice cute pair of shoes.
Deye : Dada will give you money na lang….
LOL! You have a point there! Hahaha! I’ll let Dada know about this haha!
In short, she won! I just ignored her and few minutes later, she fell asleep.