I`ll give you a quarter
It was a hectic day of running errands with my wife and son.
As if the stress weren't enough, four-year-old Christopher
insisted on asking questions about everything, told me how
to drive better, and sang every song he knew.
Finally, fed up with the incessant chatter, I made him an
offer: "Christopher, if you'll be quiet for just a few
minutes, I'll give you a quarter." It worked.
But when we stopped for lunch, I unknowingly began to harp
on him. "Christopher, sit up straight ... don't spill your
drink ... don't talk with your mouth full."
Finally he said seriously, "Dad, if you'll be quiet for just
a few minutes, I'll give you a quarter."