Risk vs. Reward

The Triplets are really becoming master negotiators learning to weigh out risk vs. reward.  They are usually pretty good at asking if they can or cannot do something as they usually get a yes if they ask and the request is reasonable. I need to add that there are usually conditions to the yes like “you can have some cake if you…” But sometimes they get a no and they don’t like it.  Here is my short discussion with Bruiser the other day:

  • Bruiser: “Daddy, can I go unlock the playroom closet to get some toys out?”
  • Daddy: “No buddy, we just cleaned up the playroom and we are leaving soon to go out”
  • Bruiser: “What will happen if I open the playroom closet?”
  • Daddy: “There will be some consequences that you will not enjoy”
  • Bruiser: “Like what?”
  • Daddy: “Oh, I don’t know, maybe a timeout”
  • Bruiser: “OK, I will do it then go to time out.” He says as he runs off
  • Daddy: “Woah there hot shot… I said maybe!  It might be a whoopin'”
  • Bruiser: “What’s a whoopin’?”

Oh how fast they learn:)

Money never made a man happy yet, nor will it. The more a man has, the more he wants. Instead of filling a vacuum, it makes one.”
Benjamin Franklin
Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash.
General George S. Patton


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One Response to Risk vs. Reward

  1. I got WHOOPINS, and I didn’t do a lot of stuff because of it. When we grow up we stop getting real whoopins and that is bad.

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