Friday, 4 April 2008

Friendly Persuasion

Other kids may wheedle and whine. The Fixer's your more direct sort of girl:


Text Message:


The Fixer: Dad, can i have this fing for the comp and buy it wif ur card on amazon plz? x


FOTL: If u want


The Fixer: Ty, clicking the button now! Mum sed if its tht easi, can she have all exp paid trip 2 paris or new yrk?


FOTL: No chance.


Oh well. Worth a try.





Looks like there may be more awards on the way!

20 comments:

Renae said...

Maybe if you had said plz, like she did . . .

Kitty said...

I sometimes have the 'pleasure' of an msn conversation with my daughter. Her 'txt spk' drives me nuts ... how can they communicate like that? :-O

Good on her for getting what she wants though - that girl is going to go FAR ;-) x

Autumn said...

I cracked up after I realized "fing" wasn't short for finger... because I couldn't for the life of me figure out what a finger for a computer would look like!

ciara said...

i actually understood 'text speak'. i do it myself, 'cept i don't use fing :) texting is my x's choice of communication w me...whatever, right? lol

can't wait to see all the fab awards the fixer will make now!

Holy Chaos said...

so funny!

your blog always makes me smile

A Mother's Place is in the Wrong said...

Amazing and commendable. Well done that Fixer. How you cope with it all, I don't know. Full of admiration. M xx

Katney said...

I knew she could do it, and you didn't even have to send him for milk.

Jennifer said...

Good try. Just what I would've done.

Wish I had my own genie, too. :)

Maggie May said...

Wow! I am so glad! That girl has spirit!

ChrisB said...

She's brilliant~ and definitely needs the tools of her trade!
I've posted about my award!

Akelamalu said...

They know just the right thing to say don't they? Maybe if she had said the trip was for her it might have worked? :#

Manic Mother Of Five said...

Can she sort out my back pay for me please - I am having no joy at all.....

Grit said...

wel dun fixer!

Expatmum said...

Isn't it amazing how they think a quick question will get them whatever they want. My 12 year old is currently doing my head in asking for M video games (ha!). (That would be M for "mature", ie over 17 years old.)
His logic is that I should want to make him happy. I can either give him M games or have an unhappy child. Well, guess what sweetcheeks.....

Working mum said...

Well done The Fixer! See what she thinks of my efforts: there's an award waiting for you at my place!

Amanda said...

Love your blog. You are the one that got working mum crazy for the meez, right? I tried to make myself into one and I sat there for an hour and then the thing wouldn't export. I need a Fixer.

KitBrookside said...

Is the Fixer to let? I have so many projects, so little time...and a 10 year old who would adore her! ;-)

Daryl E said...

When my next review comes up at work may I borrow The Fixer to negotiate for me?

CrazyCath said...

That is really funny and definitely worth a try! Next time, get Fixer to say the trip is for her and a friend. Only when it comes to putting names on tickets do you need to confess....

Amrita said...

Yipee! Great guns Fixer.

Make an award for a generous hearted Dad for him and print it out and frame it.

Ask him about the trip to NY or Paris after he 's had Sunday dinner.