I successfully (kinda) bribed my daughter for the first time last night. I'm not really into the idea of bribing kids, but I thought I'd try it out.
Tantrum Teething Toddler (T3) wouldn't sit down in the tub for bath time because she was such a JERKKKK defiant handful last night. She just clutched the side of the tub and screamed at me. Here's what went down.
Avery: "UP UP UP UP UP!! MAMA!!!! HOT HOT HOT!!"
(Side Note: The water wasn't really hot, she was being dramatic. Promise.)
Sofia: (lightbulb goes off) "Avery. If you sit down and let me give you bath, I will give you ice cream."
Avery: (stops crying) "ah-pween? num num num good?"
Sofia: "Yes. I will give you ice cream. All you have to do is sit down."
Avery then pauses.
Looks at me and clearly contemplates what her next move is going to be.
Then, she bends her knees and dips her bare tush into the very surface of the bath water and shot straight up again and said,
"AH-PWEEN AH-PWEEN NUM NUM NUM!"
I mean, she DID do what I asked. I guess you have to be very specific with 18 month olds. No one ever tells you these things...
So, needless to say, she got a substandard (<-- theme of the week) bath and a lot of ice cream.
Have a great threeeeeee day weekend!