Saturday, February 21, 2009

A quick parenting tip...no charge.

When your 2yrold child ruins every activity at a 4yrold's birthday party, throws endless fits because he hasn't had a nap, and has every other parent in the place staring daggers at you for not being able to get your shit together...take him into the party room and reward him with a solo juice and cookie party of his own. NEVER let horrid behavior go unrewarded.

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29 comments:

Deb said...

ah, the things we'll do when we're desperate!

Eudea-Mamia said...

I'd like each and every one of those parents to tell you, with a straight face, that THEY have never been in that situation.

Liar, liar, big ole ass on fire!!

Have a juice box yourself. You deserve it.

(I'm so laughing at the Google Ads that popped up with this post.)

Jenn@mylifewiththecrazies said...

Been there, done that! I am laughing too because the Goodle adds below this post are perfect! too funny...

mama's smitten said...

Yes ! Been There ! Hey what ever works right????

Candice said...

I just can't get past the juice box line.

You clearly don't listen to hip hop/rap music do you.

Google the "new" meaning of juice box, would ya.

I'm calling Supernanny for your ass. Somebody needs to go in the naughty corner.

Missy said...

Really, you need to write a book with that cutie on the cover! I have dagger scars!

Mariah said...

the perfect parenting advice!!!! love it.

The Soladay Family said...

Oh how I have been there....Fun, fun! You handled it like a pro!

Lori of I'm no super Mom said...

Oh my word I wish that would have worked for my 2 year old today! He was sooooo horrible at a family birthday party we left 2 hours early to save everyone the pain of the fits!

Jen said...

And they say that you are only suppose to reward good behavior. Hey, reward what ever makes the kids stay quiet.

Jenners said...

Well, 2-year-olds who are tired and hungry don't seem to be able to reason or understand rational talk. The thing is to save the party, which you did. Yuck -- miserable experience, I am sure!

Samantha said...

So that IS the right thing to do! Good, I was worried!!!

Hahah... who hasn't been there!

Alicia said...

Just glad I am not the only one who goes through that. Desperate times call for desperate measures!

Tenakim said...

wise words from a desperate dad- my husband has been known to offer cash

Becky Sue said...

It's all about choosing your battles! ;)

Saundra@ItalianMamaGoneCrazy said...

THAT adorable ANGEL threw a tantrum?

I refuse to believe it... look at him... in all that gorgeousness...

he didn't do anything... you were hallucinating...

Robyn said...

Oh my gosh that is hilarious! SO true too! What can you do but "reward" them to keep them quite!! LOL LOVE IT! My daughter turned to in January so I'm feeling it lately too!

Coachdad said...

Great post and way of finding ways to keep the little one out of trouble. Noticed you were also a Hot Dad, so I had to take a look. Good stuff and now I am following.

Dto3 said...

That's the third must-have for every dad. WD-40, Duct Tape, and Juice Boxes!

Lee said...

That sounds like the best advice I've ever heard.

If that's what I get for ruining a party and throwing a tantrum, I'll go do that now! I want a juice box!!!!

Young Momma said...

LOL Oh I have those days like... I don't know.... once a day?

Beth said...

Geez. Are you one of the parents I blog about?

:)

Madame Mommy said...

ROL...do whatcha gotta do!!!

Jenni Jiggety said...

Wise words, sir....

Tony@ That One Paticular Harbor said...

Sounds like paybacks are coming at an early age. I feel your pain brother. Well, 2-year-olds who are tired and hungry don't seem to be able to reason or understand rational talk. Neither do 41 yr olds. I get hungry it is over. I bonk and all rational action I may know as an adult {term used loosely } goes out the door until sustenance is found.

MY 5yr old stomped his feet and started to scream as though I was kidnapping him in the middle of target over a freaking pretzel.

Over the shoulder -out the door and to car as fast as possible. check for security. drive away fast. OMG I am going to turn him into a pretzel.

♥georgie♥ said...

so thats what i have been doing wrong! LOL cute pic jay!

Carrin said...

Yep, I'd say that's really accurate!

Sera said...

Classic picture you've got there. I love it. I'm storing this idea in the back of my mind for future use. Thank you for the free tip. :)

Semi-Slacker Mom said...

I'm a firm believer in "whatever it takes to shut them up"! You can send my mother of the year award to...

posthumous pointer
To laugh often and love much; to win the respect of intelligent persons and the affection of children; to earn the approbation of honest citizens and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to give of one's self; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to have played and laughed with enthusiasm and sung with exultation; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived - this is to have succeeded. - Emerson