So lets get things started.
I have a 3 year old. 3 year old kids are well, lets just say difficult (only sometimes, okay most of the time). One thing I'm working on with her is her creativity. So if this is going to be successful i need to be creative too. I get a little creative with different ways to tell her no.
e: mom i wanna go outside
me: no honey
e:but mom i wanna go outside
me: its too hot
e:no its not mom i wanna go
(tears already flowing & getting red faced)
me:well honey if you go out side you'll burn your feet off cause the ground is so hot.
e: oh no momma, get water outside
me:well if you get water than water bugs will come and get you.
(she is afraid of bugs getting her)
e: oh no bugs!
me:so you should stay inside so the bugs can't get you.
we'll watch a movie and play games. okay?
(running away as happy as can be)
Am i ashamed that i used something my daughter is afraid of? nope.
Should i be? absolutely not.
I'm sure we've all done this a time or two or ten.
This is my life. Trying to persuade my 3 year old which turns into arguments and chasing after a 1 year old who gets into everything and leaves trails of food all over the house. It a great life.
Today for good job momma is creativity!
What's something you've done that's creative? so we can all learn a few more tricks to keep up our sleeves. :)