Even though I've just written you a letter about demanding good behavior and cutting down on other parenting tactics such as explanations, negotiations and bribery, sometimes you just gotta do what you gotta do.
In an recent attempt at bribery, I offered you gummy bears if you would walk home from school without whining or being carried. We agreed on five gummy bears, even though I was willing to offer more. You definitely left gummy bears on the table at that negotiation.
When we got back home, I wanted to take a picture of your always fashion forward outfit. Sometimes, you hop up on our porch in front of our red front door backdrop, ready for your closeup. Sometimes, you are Not Having It.
Me: I’ll give you five more gummy bears if you let me take a picture of you. That’s ten gummy bears!
DJ: I don’t want ten gummy bears. I want five.
Me: Are you sure?
DJ: Yes. I just want what I want.
And a truer sentence has never been uttered.
You are definitely a lady who knows what she wants. And I'm glad to know that you can't be bought. But, just take the damn picture.
(You did, eventually.)
(In the words of Jay-Z: "On to the next one. On to the next one.")