Yesterday, as I tried to take a short nap on the living room couch during the football game, my two oldest boys were in the basement playing Wii. I was awoken by the younger’s voice pleading to his older brother to play the particular level on Indiana Jones Lego Wii that he desperately desired to play:

Please, I’m begging you, can we play level five?!

I’ll give you anything.

I’ll give you five dollars from my wallet!

OK, three dollars?

One dollar?

OK, I’ll give you my whole wallet!

Clearly, the boy needs a talk about negotiating skills…

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