Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Get your kid to ...

I've decided to write a prolific book on how to get your kids to do all kinds of stuff ... including go to sleep at night on their own. Because I'm the master.

So.

How do you do it?

Well, first, you step off a curb and roll your left ankle. Then, step off the curb with your other foot and roll that ankle, too. Now that you have two sprained ankles and are remanded to bed, turn the care of your finicky three year old to your husband, who will have him whipped into shape, and will break all the bad habits mom created in no time flat.

And that, my friends, is how you do it.

What do you think? It may not give me the "Mom of the Year"award, but do you think it might be ... a Best Seller???

Actually, Dad certainly deserves "Dad of the Year" award, because for the most part, Hunter now goes to bed when told to, without crying too much, or demanding that we stay in his room until he falls asleep... and a mom has too gentle a heart to stop -- especially when the kid pulls out the "pleasie-pleasie??" on you.

So now, Hunter's new bed-time routine is: eat bed-time snack (usually fruit or dried cranberries), change into jammies, brush teeth and wash face, watch 1 Dora show, pray in mom and dad's room, then dad walks him to bed, kisses goodnight, and voila. Done.

Thanks Daddy for taking control of a bad situation and making it all better!

Chapter two: How to Potty Train a Lazy Child. Coming soon.

6 comments:

Susanne said...

Well, that was one painful way of doing it, but it worked! Yay!

LvlyRita said...

Yep, dad's are the best at that. Too bad it takes being out of commission to motivate to make that happen...

Barb said...

It's a shame it had to happen this way, but at least something good came out of the disaster with your poor ankles.

I hope you don't have to break or sprain anything else to get the potty training accomplished. :-)

Kathleen Marie said...

Oh my...I hope you heal quickly and what a great hubby! Hugs!

Wretched Sinner said...

I'm scared to see what you're going to have to hurt to get him potty trained......

Shalee said...

Oh, it's sure to be a best seller! So sorry about the ankles, but at least you can see now God's big plan in it all...

(Potty training is easy to get around: since Hunter is a boy and Daddy is a boy, he should teach Hunter all about since he knows a boy's body best. See? Problem solved and you didn't have to bust a thing.)