Jake, the other day, to me:
A bit – Wow.
Very like my saying: “Ellie, you can have some ice-cream, but you have to clear up your toys first”.
Or: “Yes Jake, you can watch ‘Ben & Holly’s Little Lazytown Backyardigan Swashbuckle’ but only when you stop sitting on your sister”
And it wasn’t just what was said, it was also the way he said it: it was almost like listening to myself in a higher pitch!
He’s very keen on getting me to stop my bad habit, has noticed our best parenting technique, & is using it himself.
In other words: he’s learnt
bribery how to use incentives to encourage desirable behaviour!!
And is using it on me!
I’m not sure whether to be very proud, or very frightened.
And as usual I think I’m both.
Things could get interesting around here now, so watch this space!