Alex came home from school and we had the following conversation:
Me: The dog got into the garbage cans and the wind has blown it all over the farmer's feild. I really need someone to go into the field and get all that garbage picked up and do a great job. What would I have to do to convince you to do it and to do a great job?
Alex: Hmm. Let me think about it.(long almost 5 min. pause) How about $50?
Me : Umm..No. Nice Try. What else?
Alex: Um. Dinner at McDonald's tonight?
Me: Okay, deal.
He went out there without a complaint and did an amazing job. I'd blog more but I have to go negotiate the cleaning of his room over Chicken nuggets.