This is Daddy Talking:
Eat your dinner.
Take your medicine.
Brush your hair.
Hold on a minute.
No TV right now.
Stop throwing things.
Each of those requests are met with silence, running away or a negative and/or a bargaining response.
But the other day, I come into the kitchen to see that Ladybug has made me "soup". And attached to it was a note that said "I LOVE DADDY".
Sure it was nice, but she wanted me to actually eat it. I looked at KC who had received a bowl of "soup" as well. It was a glance of did you have to eat yours? She responded that she told her she did.
This is Ladybug Talking:
Eat your soup.
Here's the soup.
How the heck could you turn that down with a note attached to it? So I took a spoonful and proceded to enjoy my daughter's "soup". It was cold. It was mushy. It tasted like cold unflavored oatmeal.
So now, I have this to lean on if she doesn't do what I ask. If she doesn't brush her hair..... I'll just tape an "I LOVE LADYBUG" letter to the brush..
Maybe I could make it work for MaddSkillz when he won't mow the yard...
It should work.
Or maybe not because I'm pretty wrapped.