“Moooooooooommy.  Frankie won’t let me have the marble.”

“Did you ask him nicely?”


“Frankie, your brother just asked you nicely for the marble.”

The six-year-old shrugs.  “I just taught him a valuable lesson.”

“Oh, you did?”


“What was the lesson?”

“You can’t always get what you want.  It’s the way of the world.”

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