This morning I got up to exercise. I exercise in the living room, and in the past, the kids have been so fascinated by this obscene ritual that I rarely get to finish if I start after they are awake. The last interruption resulted in an exasperated mom and two kids sitting in time out in their bedrooms for five minutes. (And I only exercise for 20 minutes in the first place!)
So this morning, as I got ready to begin, I asked the kids if they would entertain themselves so I could have some time to do this in peace.
Remembering the last episode, Eli confidently and emphatically said "YES! We will do it!
Julia said sweetly (and honestly) "We will try!"
Eli said: "No! We will do it!"
Julia said: "Well.... we will try to do it!"
Eli looked at Julia very seriously and said "Julia: 'Do or do not. There is no try'."
I like that he gets the "let your yes be yes concept" from Yoda.