The Long Con

  1. Telling my 9yo "they only play spin the bottle at places like Jewish Summer Camp" so he'll want to go next summer
  2. Getting in bed first so my husband has to turn off all the lights downstairs
  3. Letting bananas go rotten so my mom will make chocolate chip banana bread when she visits
  4. Telling my kids I have documented birthday wish lists so they stop asking me to buy things immediately at the store.
    Hopefully they'll never ask to see it.
  5. Preemptively saying "too bad Chucky Cheese isn't in Georgia," so the kids never ask to go.
  6. Coercing my 6yo daughter into eating broccoli by saying it will give her boobies when she is a teenager.