Reverse Psychology at Work

Son #1 was in a funk this morning on the way to his last day of school. As Son #2 excitedly chattered on about an upcoming family "baycayshun", my eldest child's normally mild temper was flaring.

Son #1:  "Stop talking about it! I don't ever want to go on vacation again! I just want to stay at Summer Camp!"

Me: "Okay, if that's the way you feel, I guess you can stay home and we'll just take your little brother to Disney without you."

Pensive Pause. (even Son #2 stopped jabbering to hear this response)

Son #1: "Fine. This is the last vacation I'm going on. But then, I'm never going on vacation again!"

Gotta love reverse psychology.



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