Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Bitter Cold ...


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??????

11 comments:

MysteriousMindy said...

A+++ mom!!! Way to stick to your guns!!! It could be SO easy to give in...it takes much more energy to stick with it...kudos!

Ali said...

I love it!!!!! That's awesome!

Gracie's Mom said...

Stacy I thought about you guys today. Our weatherman said we're headed for a serious cold front, it may get down in the 30's tonight. OOOOOO, brrrrr bring out the longjohns. I saw that you guys are experiencing -0 degree weather and it just blew my mind. We wouldn't last 10 mins there. Stay warm!

Jennifer said...

If she'll do all that for a tic tac, you've got it made! She's a such a little character; one day she is going to rule the world!

LoveNotes4CocoPrincess said...

Dear Stacy:

It is 73 degrees in the Bay Area of California. I wish I could send you some of our spring weather but I don't know how to get it to stay in an envelope...maybe I'll just send you some tic-tacs instead.

Kindly, Ema

P.S. Kuddos to you for setting boundaries and standing your ground...it's going to make Lucy want to climb in your rocking chair all the more!

Amy said...

You two crack me up!! I so wish I lived by you guys so we could be your friends and hang with you and Mel and Morgan...maybe if we come to the picnic this summer, Eliana and I could meet you guys!

Leslie said...

What a great story! Who knew tic tacs were so motivational? :)

Baseball_Lipgloss said...

Hey, that trick might work on me too. "Jen, if you finish your laundry and go to work without a fuss you can have a beer when you get home."

Felecia said...

That was hilarious. I love, love, love that little girl.

Way to stick with it, you deserve an adult beverage for sure :)

Malia'sMama said...

LOL! She should be the next spokeswoman! For Mal, it would be TUMS. I gave her a piece (not whole) when her tummy was unsettled one day and now she'll say, "Tums, mama, p'ease" at the weirdest times, even when faced when something much better to eat :)

Malia'sMama said...

PS: it's c-c-coooooold here this week too. We have never had below zeros for more than a night maybe once/twice a winter and now, it's not just under zero, it's minus 17 with the windchill and yes, that's farenheit!