To Biscotti Or Not?

I know most of you come to Starbucks for parenting advice (especially from childless baristas). As such, here’s a tidbit I hope you find helpful.

When a 3-year old is pestering you for a biscotti and you are hogging up valuable real-estate directly in front of the cash register, do one of two things:

  1. Say Yes.
  2. Say No.

Do NOT proceed to ask your child SIX TIMES whether or not they will “eat the whole thing” or “eat a bite and not want it anymore.” If the child is incapable of answering this question the first three times, there’s a high likelihood she will not produce an answer if you ask thrice more. You are the parent. Be decisive on behalf of your child.

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One thought on “To Biscotti Or Not?”

  1. My own two cents to add:

    “As a parent, I can say with a fair degree of certainty that if you have to ask, THEY WON’T FINISH IT.

    But you’re a parent, so you should already know that…”

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