Emily has decided she really needs her own cell phone. First she tried asking us directly, but we said no since we really don't think she needs one. She's since cycled through all of the typical Kid Stages of Asking: begging, whining, deal-making, demanding, bargaining, pouting, etc. and all to no avail. Today Emily piloted her latest method: subliminal suggestion.
Ken: Emily, please pick up your shoes.
Emily: Okay, Daddy Cell Phone.
Ken: Do you have your suitcase all packed?
Emily: Yes, Daddy Cell Phone.
Ken: It's time for bed.
Emily: Okay, but Daddy Cell Phone, can I get a little Chihuahua named Martini?
Emily: Why is your face so red, Daddy Cell Phone?
Ken: Because I'm... I don't know.
Emily: But Daddy Cell Phone, it's really red.
Ken: Leave me alone!
Lisa: Emily, go to bed.
Emily: Okay, Mommy Chihuahua...