Friday, July 20, 2007

Bribery

I'm most definately not above bribery. Tonight, I had a stroke of bribery genius.

T and I wanted to go out to dinner, but didn't plan enough ahead to get a sitter. I actually enjoy taking the kids along and believe it is important that children learn restaurant manners. However, Avery has a very hard time staying in her seat with the overstimulating decorations in restaurants. She wants to analyze every picture.

Nothing motivates Avery quiet like cold, hard cash. Sad, that at two we can't get away with an M&M or something. However, I took a dollar bill stuck it on the chair and told her to sit on it. I said if she got up, I'd be able to take it back and then it would be mine. If it was still there after dinner, then it was hers.

Easiest meal of our lives.

7 comments:

Em said...

Just stopped by to check out your blog...and....
LOL Oh Jill!!! Thank you for the MUCH needed laugh this evening! I can just see Avery's little brain thinking, wanting to get up but not wanting you to take the dollar. LOL!!!!

Thank you again for the laugh!

My Crazy World said...

I can see at least 12 more applications where that bribe could work perfectly! LOL At least she knows what she wants & how to get it ;)
Brie

Carrie said...

OH Miss Avery cracks me up! I always enjoy an Avery story!

Val said...

Oh my word Jill...that's awesome! :D Mine would never go for it...they'd move, I'd grab the dollar and the wailing and gnashing of teeth would be heard in Ohio! ;) I'm definitely going to remember that one though! :D

Lisa said...

Maaaan! All kids should be so easy!

Andrea said...

Wow, that's great! I may need to try that sometime. Forest loves money. I'm not sure he would stay on it though. Maybe in a year or so?

mommyneedsacocktail said...

That is the most BRILLIANT thing I have ever heard. We aren't quite at the money stage yet, but it is going on the idea back burner.