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Scene: tonight, at the supper table
Pumpkin: I'm cold!
Me: Well, that's because you took your sweater off. Did you bring it downstairs like I told you to?
P: Um, yes. It's around here someplace.
M: (pretty sure I saw it earlier) Why don't you go look for it in the living room then?
P:(going just to the edge of the room) But it's dark! And I don't like it!
M: Hon, you can just go around the corner and turn the light on.
P: (whining) But I don't like it!
M: You've got two choices, hon. Either go in just -this- far and turn on the light or be cold.
P: (turning to her 2 year old sister) [Penguin], would you go in and turn on the light for me?
Penguin: Sure! (gets down from her chair, goes to LR, climbs 2 steps up, turns on light switch on stairway that's all of -this- far from the DR)
Mr. Kluges: (laughing) Or get somebody else to!
M: Or bamboozle somebody!