Well, victory is finally mine. But I'm not particularly proud of how I got it.
Me: You know how your birthday party will be next month?So if you are expecting a thank you note from my daughter, you should be receiving it soon.
Sophie: Oh, yes!
Me: Well I'm thinking of telling people that there will be NO PRESENTS.
Sophie: Really??? Whyyyyy?
Me: Because you have not finished thank you notes for your Christmas presents and we can't get new presents until we have thanked people for the old presents.
Sophie: Would you really do that???
Me: You betcha.