Adam and I often
admit joke that parenting a toddler is simply a series of negotiations, bribes, and bargains. We’re constantly finding that Barrett needs incentives to complete tasks, exhibit good behavior and/or get through a grocery trip. And really, why, as adults, should we find this odd? We want performances raises. We want people to say “thanks!” or “job well done!”. We want to be rewarded for good behavior. We want fruit snacks… er… you get the idea.
Leverage. Every day leverage. That doesn’t have any sugar. Doesn’t cost a dime. And doesn’t result in spending a half hour on the sofa and whining once the Hot Dog dance begins.