Wednesday, January 19, 2011
The best thing that can be said about the DS is its unassailable position as the best bargaining chip ever.
Most of our conversations now go like this:
Me: If you don't [insert chore or arduous activity of choice] right now, I will put that DS in a high cupboard for [insert one/two/three days]
Chore/arduous activity is completed.
Alternatively, it might go like this:
Me: "If you don't STOP doing [insert incredibly irritating seven-year-old behaviour] right now, I will put that DS in a high cupboard for [insert forever].
Him: [mutter, mutter] Okay.
Said irritating behaviour stops.
I'm not proud. But it works. I've searched for seven years for a child-wrangling tool this effective. The only downside is that there doesn't seem to be a credible DS-alternative for Mr4. Just three more years to wait.
I'm guest posting today over at Cupcakes, Frocks and Pink with the gorgeous Mrs Kypo. Pop over and visit as I rediscover an old love...