This is a typical Q & A exchange between my 7 year old and myself.
Him: Mom, should I wear the red shirt or the blue one?
Me: The red one, it looks nice with your pants.
Him: Umm, I think I’ll wear the blue one.
Him: Mom, should I have the grilled cheese or chicken nuggets?
Me: You should have grilled cheese because you had chicken nuggets yesterday.
Him: Um…I think I’ll have the chicken nuggets.
Him: Mom, should my pirates win or the knights?
Me: Who are the good guys?
Him: The knights mom, duh. Knights are always good and pirates are always bad. Who should win?
Me: The knights. The good guys should always win.
Him: Um…I think the pirates are going to win.
And on. And on.
It took me 7 years but, I’ve finally realized how to make him do what I want him to do.