Ending the goodbye debate

I was about to drive the kids out recently and our older child wanted mom to come down and say goodbye.

As mom and child #1 were discussing this, child #2 – unencumbered by the lack of an ability to speak and weigh in on the discussion – simply fetched mom’s sandals and placed it near the door.

Cue: end of debate and smiles all around.

When in doubt, lead with action.