Sometimes I outstand myself!!!
Today is one of those days.
The secret of parenting I am sure has been a well hidden one for years, if not undiscovered even. Well, now for just $19.99 I will sell you the answer...............................
Aw bollux, you can have it anyway!!
On Thursday we discovered, after living in our town for nearly four years, that there is an old fashioned sweetie and ice cream emporium hidden behind the local grocery store!!!
Now we have found this, it has become "my secret"
Today we will frequent this place as long as:
1. the bedrooms are tidied
2. they don't bicker AT ALL
3. no one whines
4. no one cries
5. ( ) left open for me to add any more stipilations when the mood strikes me
It then works something like this:
Moi: This room looks a bit of a mess.........that's a shame....
Small Beehive: I am just about to do it, come and see it in a few minutes
Few minutes later
Small Beehive proudly displaying gleaming room with all things put away (or at least hidden out of sight!)
Small Beehive: Beginning of whine "muuuuuuuummm........"
Moi: "Scoops!" (name of ice cream shop!)
Small Beehive: "Stop doing that, you are so mean.........(add what you will!)
Moi: from the safety of the kitchen to up the stairs " Scoooooooops!!"
I think you get it!
I have had a remarkably peaceful morning so far with surprisingly minimal effort on my part !!!