I Clearly Never Thought This Through…

Bribery always comes back to bite you on the ass.

Don’t believe me? Well this is how it goes in my household at the moment…

A while ago I was at my wits end trying to get A to eat his supper. I then (in a momentary lapse of judgment) said: “if you eat this I’ve got a surprise for you”. Yes folks, I had resorted to bribing my child. I was tired as hell and just didn’t have the mental capacity for the all-out battle that would ensue over supper. So I just went the easy root. (Insert minus points on the Mom of the Year Award tally).

You realize that A has the most amazing memory thing going for a two year old. He will remember things that happened two weeks ago, whereas I sometimes can’t remember something from two days ago! Anyways the situation is now that whenever A1 or myself say “Please won’t you just eat this, go to sleep, pick that up, stop hitting your sister etc. etc. etc.” he then just retorts “then surprise!”

Sometimes I just suck at this parenting game.

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Fluff’s Top 5

Ok, I have made it to Friday in one piece! And now its time for….

 

Top 5 things I yell at my kids…

 

*     “WILL. YOU. TWO. STOP. FIGHTING!!!!”

        You have really no idea how often I say this.

 *     “WHY ARE YOU CHEWING YOUR BLANKET? LOOK HOW SOAKING WET IT IS NOW!!!”

       N absolutely adores to do this. I hate it. Germs, gah!

 *     “CAN YOU JUST BE QUIET FOR A SECOND????!!!”

       I am a bad mother and will not ever win the Mother Of The Year Award. EVER!

*      “WHERE ARE YOUR SHOES?? I JUST PUT THEM ON! WHY ARE THEY OFF AGAIN??”

       This just drives me insane. I put them on and it literally takes a second for them to take it off! WTF?

 *     “ITS NOT FUNNY!!”

       This is said when I am trying to be stern with them, have reprimanded them etc. Do I just have one of those faces that is funny? I mean really now…