…My tricky little girl….oooooooo….so this happened just a few minutes ago.
She came up to me, without me noticing that she was sporting the one hand out gig. With her other hand, she held out a blank piece of paper and said, "Mamam, cutting with scissors is not so bad." She was basically giving her defense that would allow me to let her use scissors, although I really don’t like her using them because we don’t really have safety toddler scissors.
Gently, I pleaded with her and gave her my reasons why she couldn’t use the scissors. To my surprise, she took it very well, without any counter arguments, so I asked her to give me a kiss. She complied, but as she walked away, I noticed the little politician hiding and holding the scissors behind her back! Imagine! She was gonna pull a sneak request on me.
So I asked her what she had behind her and she slowly revealed the scissors and, like a pregnant woman on ice cream fudge-cicles, she gave in.
Cute, but not cunning enough.