Today I'm tackling a variety of odd jobs, the biggest being taking both kids (ages 5 and 1) for haircuts. Haircut day always poses a dilemma for me... should I give in and bribe DS (age 1) with a sucker, so that he sits perfectly still the whole time? I'm not normally in favor of rewarding their behavior with food, but the first time the stylist offered my screaming boy a sucker, WOW, I was amazed at how well that little trick worked. The suckers they have are the mini Dum-Dums, and by the time he's finished the sucker, the haircut is completely finished. I think it works so well with him because it's a rare treat, so he's content to put up with whatever she's doing to his head in order to enjoy the treat. I guess the trade-off in this particular case is worth it!
If I survive that, we also need to go to the bank and grocery store. Then, and only then, I'm going to work in some craft time.... I need to tackle Mother's Day cards, a birthday card, and a get-well card. Oh, and somewhere in there I need to do two loads of laundry and make supper. Whew!
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