Thursday, April 1, 2010

Sort of a low for me...

Before becoming a parent, I kind of looked down my nose at parents who bribed their children to get them to perform accordingly. While watching them dangle candy and other treats before their children's eyes, I made a mental note to NEVER do that!

The first time I broke my rule was during my sister's wedding. Ethan was two and had it set in his mind that heading down the aisle carrying a satin pillow simply wasn't his style. It wasn't my style to offer him several mini bags of m&m's, but it was what got both of us through the day. I told myself, "It's only one day."

Well, I sort of did it again. Yesterday to be exact. This time a cupcake was the bartering tool in exchange for some photos with his sister. Okay, it was actually two cupcakes once all was said and done. Yes, I'm a bad mom, and yes I've read lots of Dobson that has warned me against such parental mistakes. It worked like a charm, and every time he got grumpy I sweetly reminded him of those chocolate cupcakes with the white frosting and his smile grew bigger and bigger.

You already know that I daily commit parental sin...I'm just keeping it real for you.

To Nicole, the preggo-photographer-genius...the photos were everything I could have hoped for and more. I love them and can't wait to share them with family and friends! Thank you for blessing our family with your talent!

I'll post the photo shoot soon!

1 comment:

Jennifer Handsaker said...

Don't feel too bad. Every week, when we head to the grocery store, my kids sit in the car cart, with a sucker. Yup, they get a sucker every week. They sit there, suck on those things, keep them hands to themselves and I can get all the shopping done before they finish their suckers.