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Naptime Bribes

Naptime Bribes

Can I pay my toddler to take a nap? I justify it. It is so good for her to get a rest, and it is so good (!) for mama to get a break. You can’t put a price on a few minutes to read a Proverb, brew some fresh coffee, and regain the Happy Mom face!

I give her a chocolate chip. One to stuff in her mouth as soon as her head hits the pillow, another for her cute little hand to grasp as I make my exit.

My little tot is not excited about naps. A little incentive, in the form of chocolate chips, is worth the minor sugar buzz. (And yes, it is Kirkland brand. I am not going to apologise for trying to save money on something that is consumed in small amounts!)No more devastating cries when I announce, “The time has come…” Instead, it is, “Chocolate chip time!” Happy kids, happy mom.

That is all I have to say. (Except that, when Mother Dearest breaks into the chocolate chips, she takes a couple handfuls for herself. She works hard. She is entitled.)

What do you have to say about this confession? Any tips and tricks to add? Teach me. I am your student.

Cheers! (As I sip my homemade wine and conemplate a little chocolate treat… after all, it is my bedtime in a few hours. Don’t I deserve some incentive to fall into bed?)

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About westernwoman

"To find adventure where it exists, and create it where it does not." This applies to the love relationship with Jesus, stewardship of finances, family, and decluttering the home! Rejoice in the day-to-day. My purpose is to empower women in their daily joys and challenges. My message to women everywhere is, "Smell the flowers and drink your coffee." Cheers, Western Woman

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