I just bribed a child, an action I try to avoid.
"Zoe," I said. "Go jump on the trampoline with Melina and I'll consider Claire's."
Zoe, who up until this point did not want to jump on the trampoline at all, quickly changed course. "Come on, Melina!" she said and walked out the door.
Not my best parenting moment. But I now have a bit of time to check my email and I guess I better look online for Claire's hours (the accessory store). I never said I'd take her, right? Just that I'd consider it.