Parenthood teaches us many valuable life skills, including patience, time and stress management, and, of course, the art of negotiation.
Model-turned-cookbook author Chrissy Teigen will tell you she’s worked hard to improve all of the above after having two kids, Luna and Miles, with her husband John Legend. But thanks to 2-year-old Luna’s tough demands, she’s excelled at one skill, in particular… becoming a master of debate.
You see, like every other toddler, Luna loves candy. If it were up to her, she’d have as many pieces as she can eat. That’s why her celeb mom has to keep her best interests in mind and limit her sugar intake, though she’s flexible and open to discussion. Chrissy recently uploaded footage to Instagram of one such adorable negotiation with the caption, “candy court is in session.”
“I now call to order the meeting of the candy,” Chrissy says before addressing her daughter. “Tell me about why you deserve the candy.”
“I want the candy ’cause I want it and I’d like it,” Luna answers. It’s good enough for Dad, but Mom won’t be so easily convinced.
While Chrissy asks again why she should give her daughter candy, Luna gives her the same answer: “I like it.” So she switches tactics, asking what Luna will do if she gets said candy.
“Eat it,” Luna responds frankly.
“No, I mean are you gonna be good?” Chrissy clarifies, chuckling.
Luna eagerly agrees, promising her mom she “won’t scream.” With that settled, it came time to enter negotiations about the amount of candy Luna will receive.
As it turns out, the little girl is a very smart negotiator. She aims high and asks for three pieces of candy, because she knows her mom will settle for less but more than she initially wanted to give. Chrissy tries to get Luna to agree to only one piece, but her daughter won’t budge.
Reluctantly, Chrissy adjusts her offer. “What about two?” she concedes.
“Yes,” Luna says, prompting applause from everyone. Chrissy shared the good news with her followers, writing, “We have reached a settlement.”
Unsurprisingly, Luna’s sharp mind has earned her millions of adoring fans. Some suggested she run for president with the hilarious slogan, “I want it because I want it.” With an attitude as assertive as hers, she’ll definitely go far! Who could say no to that sweet face, anyway? Certainly not her dad!
Watch as Luna and Chrissy work out the details in “candy court” below