Sunday, February 7, 2016
How To Get Everything You Want in Eight Easy Steps: A Guide for Children by Johnny Medina
Step 1: Ensure you are the youngest of four children. The youngest of 5 or more children would also be quite effective. This is essential to getting everything you want. If you aren't the youngest of four, and you can't finagle your parents into adopting you some older brothers and sisters, well then, tough luck. This plan just won't work for you.
Step 2: Lisp.
Step 3: When you go into a store, don't ask for anything. Instead, just act super excited about everything you like. When your mom tells you to walk away, obey her, but look longingly over your shoulder at the item of your desire.
Step 4: When you are sharing a bed with your big brother (since guests are in your own bed), crawl over to him, give him a big hug and kiss, and tell him how much you love him.
Step 5: Be incredibly polite. Say 'please' and 'thank you' and clean up your toys as soon as you are asked. Tell your mom that you love her great food.
Step 6: Attitude is everything. When you see your mom first thing in the morning, treat her like a movie star. Practice smiling a lot. Here's a good example:
Step 7: When you do occasionally get in trouble, like for hitting (for example), and you lose your dessert (for example), don't whine, complain, or throw a fit. Instead, just put your head in your hands and cry big, sad, crocodile tears (as if your puppy died). Your mom's steadfast resolve that was unbreakable for her first three kids? She'll just about crack when she sees this.
Step 8: Even better, do this in front of your grandmother. She'll be milktoast.
And before you know it, you'll have everything you want! No one will possibly be able to resist your request for anything short of a million dollars. Or a pony.