Saturday, May 16, 2009

PARENTING TRICK

I don't know about you, but I can't bring out any candy in my house without my kids circling around and harassing me like so many vultures and hyenas around a downed wildebeast. They do not have the same reaction when I walk through the room with a mug of coffee though. They have no interest in coffee whatsoever. I must give credit where credit is due. I learned this brilliant trick from my own Mother when, as a wee lad, I caught her smuggling M&M's into our very midst. She got greedy. I smelled it on her breath as we sat on the couch together. "What's in there, Mom?" The gig was up, and this little hyena came a-cacklin'.

3 comments:

Katie, Dylan, Ada and Moses said...

I am stealing this wonderful parental tidbit.

Tricia said...

That's brilliant! I would eat so many more sweets if I could get away with it. Hmmmm...I'm wondering what I can fit in a mug...

Mom 8X said...

Wonderful! It's not so easy when they get older.