Journal Entry

Monday, March 3, 2008

Aviva on being raised by psychologists*

Me, at dinner: Aviva, I'm sure you don't want any of this eggplant.

Aviva: Daddy, would you stop motivating? Now I want eggplant, and I don't even LIKE eggplant!


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* = okay, I'm a lay psychologist...

Posted by benrosen at March 3, 2008 03:45 AM | Up to blog
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A transparent lay psychologist, at that!

Posted by: Jackie M. at March 3, 2008 12:18 PM

I honest to God wasn't even motivatin'! I was just commenting on the unlikelihood of her wanting eggplant! No one believes me, but I swear!

Posted by: Benjamin Rosenbaum at March 3, 2008 12:23 PM

is the motivation in your intent or in her interpretation?

Could you stop motivating even if you wanted to and could you want to even if you could stop motivating?

Posted by: Gotti at March 5, 2008 04:04 PM


is the motivation in your intent or in her interpretation?

Well, good point. I guess Aviva is the ultimate arbiter of whether or not I am motivating. Although partly there is a linguistic issue (adjective vs. gerundive?). Had she said "stop being so motivating", the case would be clear...

Could you stop motivating even if you wanted to and could you want to even if you could stop motivating?

Wait a minute, are you motivating me to stop motivating?


Posted by: Benjamin Rosenbaum at March 5, 2008 04:08 PM

She and Arie would be an unstoppable team. Let's never let them meet ever ever.

Posted by: Haddayr at April 7, 2008 03:19 AM

Hold on, are you motivating me to bring Aviva to meet Arie?

Posted by: Benjamin Rosenbaum at April 7, 2008 10:06 AM
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