Friday, June 06, 2008

Bribery

Bribery, who says bribery is dead?

Oh - that's chivalry they're talking about.

10:30AM

Me: Katie, it's time to go take a shower and get dressed.

Katie: No Mommy!

Me: C'mon.

Katie: No Mommy!

Me: If you get in the shower, we can go to Target after.

Katie: Really?

Me: Really.

See how easy that was?

15 comments:

Carrie said...

The power of Target starts so young!

Bananas said...

ooh... in my experience those Target runs get expensive, FAST! :)

alice c said...

Hmmm...in ten years time it is more likely to be 'Pleeeeease come out of the bathroom...'and you certainly won't be able to use Target as a bribe.

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Valarie said...

Oh Target can do wonders for a childs mood. :)

The Mom said...

LOL!! I could try that today too to get the kids to stop fighting, but it's ONLY day 1 of summer vacay. I'm in trouble!

Christy said...

I love it! There's nothing wrong with a little bribery and/or trickery every now & again.

Kimmylyn said...

Target is the NUMBER ONE bribe with my three year old. hahaha

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

There is no parenting without a certain amount of bribery.

flutter said...

Dude bribery is FAR FROM DEAD

Jen said...

Bribery is used all the time in our house. Couldn't live without it!

However, Target would never work for my son. He hates shopping. I'd have to up the ante to get him motivated.

OHmommy said...

I puffy heart Target!

Sandy C. said...

LOL! That's awesome :) Good thing she's cool with Target. Better than Bloomingdale's ;)

Beth said...

What's wrong with bribery? It's how we roll around here!

Donna said...

It isn't bribery if you don't give them the reward until after they've done what you're asking of them. If it is bubblegum because they're screaming in the aisles of Target and won't shut up until you give in, that's bribery. What you're talking about is a reward.

It sounds better that way... ;)