Yesterday at bedtime my son was doing what he wanted to do.
Not what I wanted him to do.
So, I got out my secret weapon.
I laid the blow dryer on the floor beside John.
Thought I was so sneaky and clever.
John picked it up, started to play with it, plugged it in, and blew air all over his face and body.
Grinning so broadly. So proudly.
We both started laughing and celebrating.
A former instrument of terror had just bitten the dust.
Of course, I had lost my best secret weapon.
But today, I wrote on his list that he could earn “playing with the blow dryer tonight” as a motivator.
It worked. Two nights in a row.
I was afraid to say anything last night, but here on Evening #2 is proof.
How could this help you?
Peace be with us,