Ok, I know the title is misleading. I can't imagine that I haven't bribed the boys before with something to either get them to behave in public or do something I wanted. I know when L started school, my mom bribed him with a trip to the pool if he wouldn't cry at drop off and behaved in the evening when we first moved to PA.
Last night though is the first time I bribed him and realized it as a bribe.
I offered him pudding if we could skip working on his letters last night.
Yes, I realize that is probably the most ass-end backwards bribe there ever was. A child that I am struggling to get to age appropriate levels WANTS to play with his letters and work on them and lo and behold I convince him not to. Its just those letters take forever to do and makes me a little nuts (and I looked for a picture of them -- Parents brand magnetic school house. I got it at Target).
Too bad L loves them and it actually VERY good at them.
I promise I will work on them tonight with him. But last night -- vanilla pudding sounded so much more appealing.