Thursday, April 2, 2009
In my quest for being mother of the year...
I have learned a few tricks that I feel would only be fair to share with others. By far my favorite trick is my alliance with the Mom's Club. I've explained to my son that there are certain rules that I must follow to avoid getting kicked out of the club. These rules can vary from not letting him watch too much TV, Making him get out of the bath tub or brush his teeth. Typically anything that Colin should be doing but has decided, for whatever reason, that he doesn't want to. The conversation generally goes like this.
Colin: "I don't want to get out of the tub, I want to still play."
Mommy: "I know you like to play in the tub, but if I let you play much longer your fingers will get wrinkly and well I'll be breaking a Mom rule. It's my job to make sure that your fingers don't get wrinkly because I let you stay in the tub too long."
Colin: "Will you have to go in time out."
Colin: "Well alright, I'll get out of the tub, but you tell the club that I want to play a long time tomorrow."
Mommy: "I'll talk to them, but rules are rules."
I figure I only have a few more months of this being effective but I'll take it!