For my readers outside of the midwest I need to share that it's very very cold here ... cold for even here, like well below zero and breezy. Just had to share.
Today Lucy experienced a consequence in the form of ZERO morning tic-tacs. I was proud of me and actually proud of her (eventually) that we stuck to our guns on this consequence.
This morning Lucy was being quite oppositional, defiant, angry, violent, annoying etc etc. Finally I said "do it again and NO TIC TACS FOR YOU" and of course she did it (can't remember what). She immediately started straightening up and complying and saying "now can i have a tic tac?" I said nope, not now but if you hold it together now you can have tic tacs after school. I fully expected her to fall out, tantrum, spit whatever but guess what ... she totally didn't.
She got her snowsuit on, her mittens her boots got in the car (and I was SOOOO tempted to give her those tictacs early) as she climbed into the car she was muttering to herself "climb in good and you'll get tic tacs after school".
I picked her up this afternoon and she ran up to me saying "I was a good friend, can I have tic tacs?"
I mean, all of this for the 1 1/2 calorie 1 1/2 hour breath mint??????