The Scene: Orientation Day at my 3 Year Old son’s (Master Manipulator) Preschool where he’s meeting his teacher and new classmates for the first time.
Master Manipulator to a classmate: Hi
MM: What’s your name?
Classmate: River. What’s your name?
MM : (without skipping a beat) Peter Parker
Me: Harry, that’s not your name.
MM: (Heavy sigh and shakes his head) BUT I AM PETER PARKER!
Classmate: (Eyes Light Up and Smiles) Hi Peter!
The Take Away: The Master Manipulator is good, really good.