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That's How We Reward Kids Around Here

This weekend we were having a time of rather intense cleaning: I’d allowed the girls to have several “games” running at the same time, and nearly every room in the house was overrun with toys and story set-ups. I’d warned the girls ahead of time, and they knew they were in for a good hour of nonstop cleaning up. They weren’t grumbling, but I could see they also weren’t thrilled.

So I provided incentive to my youngest, who was working on the downstairs portion.

“Listen, Cora, you’ve only got an hour before we need to head out of here. If you can get all the clean-up done in time – and done WELL – you may clean the downstairs bathroom.”

“All RIGHT!” Cora yelled, and began moving at top speed.

And then from upstairs floated, “No FAIR! Cora gets to clean the bathroom! If I finish fast enough, can I clean the upstairs bathroom?”

“Oh, I supposed,” I said.

Not kidding. This is what makes them happy.

Wanna borrow my kids for an afternoon?


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