"Always ask for some candy first, even when you want something else. They'll say 'no' every time. Act really disappointed about the candy, but then ask for what you really want. They'll have to say 'yes.' They can't help themselves. Guilt is like their kryptonite. Go to Dad for toys and games, go to Mom for desserts. I'm not sure why it works that way, but it does. Cuteness will take you far, but it's fleeting. Use it while you're still young. If anyone asks you to try a new food and they say you're really going to like it, it really means you're going to hate it. When you play games with Mom and Dad, make sure you let them win sometimes or they'll lose interest. Never underestimate what you can blame on the twins..."