Decision 2008

Small choice has always been a big part of keeping the peace in our house: it helps Lu feel some power in a world ruled by bumbling adults. But she has further slowed down any morning or nighttime ritual by insisting that all decisions be made via "Eeny Meeny Miney Mo." Which toothpaste to use? My_mother_told_me_to_pick...cinnamon! Which socks?! (The irony of this being she NEVER does what her mother tells her to do.)

This method has saved us lots of fighting and deliberation. Don't tell voters in swing states.