I'm not above bribing, I mean rewarding, my children. Yesterday I armed myself with a bag of M&Ms and prepared to address some of the issues we've been having.
The last 2 weeks, Buster has started crying every time I leave him at summer camp. It's totally for show, he stops the minute I walk out the door, but it upsets the other kids. This morning I told him if he didn't cry, he could have 2 M&Ms at lunch time. He cried anyway.
Buddy, potty trained for nearly 8 months, now refuses to use the potty following a bladder infection (an ongoing situation that requires its own post). Unfortunately, he absolutely must be potty trained to attend the new preschool he's starting in 10 days. I told him every time he goes on the potty, he can have an M&M. So far, this has only been marginally effective.
I've still been putting off buying my plane ticket. I looked at the M&Ms, clicked "Confirm Purchase" and popped two in my mouth.
So I solved one of our three lingering issues...I think I'll reward myself with an M&M.