* I most certainly didn't give my child a lollipop to pacify him when he was distraught over getting a new "big" bed and losing his toddler bed. I teach my child that disappointment is a fact of life and would never give him a treat to distract him while I took the toddler bed out of his room.
* In all of the craziness of the holidays, I didn't forget about a 9 a.m. chiropractor's appointment this morning. I always write my appointments down!
* Matt didn't tell Caleb that he would get a lollipop if he was good for the dentist. He didn't suggest to Caleb that the dentist might give him said lollipop for a treat! Matt certainly realizes that the dentist wouldn't give sugary treats to his patients!
* When Caleb realized that he had to pedal his new tractor that Santa brought him, he didn't say that he wanted Santa to take it back and bring him a tractor that he didn't have to pedal. When he saw the box downstairs that Matt hadn't thrown away yet, Caleb didn't exclaim, "Santa brought me another tractor!!" (Side note: Caleb is getting used to the pedaling and does like his tractor now!)