Dear Quick Witted Parents of Toddlers,
I need some advice. This morning I asked Oddler to pick up her shoes and put them in the shoe rack. This is what happened:
Me: “Pick up your shoes and put them in the rack, please Oddler”
Me: “I’m going to count to five and if you don’t put them in the shoe rack then I will put them in the bin.”
Oddler: “NO, MY PUTEM IN DA BIN, MY DO IT, MY DO IT” (Cue tantrum as she wanted to put her shoes in bin, not me)
Me: “Arsebiscuits” Outwitted by the toddler again.
To those parents cleverer than me, how do you stop yourself parenting into a corner?
Lots of Love