Boy Wonder, a five year-old manipulative master of spin, preemptively offered me the following greeting yesterday:
Hey, Mom! I only got in trouble at school TWO times today. That's all. TWO times. That's pretty good, hunh?
Uh, right. And I only got TWO speeding tickets on the way to work. And only spilled TWO cups of coffee on the beige carpet. And only inadvertently insulted my favorite client TWO times.
Although Boy Wonder has potential for a Karl Rove-like level of deviousness, his minimization technique clearly needs work.