Last night's conversation between me and an 8-year old.
I think she has been watching to much television.
Miranda: No, I don't want to have a bath!
Me: You have to have a bath before bed. You've been out in the sun 2 days in a row and you didn't have one last night.
Miranda: I did so have a bath yesterday!
Me: No, you did not. You were watching videos, remember?
Miranda: *pause* I still don't want to have one today.
Me: Do you want to go to Rachel's birthday party and sleep over this weekend?
Me: If you don't have a bath tonight, you sure as hell are not going to that party.
Miranda: You can't do that. That's called something like... bribery. And that's not right.
Me: It's not bribery. I am not rewarding you for good behaviour. I am giving you an ultimatum. I will take something away if you don't do what I say.