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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

M&M's are truly MAGICAL!!!


My backyard looked like the toy box had blown up!  I know what I'm about to admit is going to be highly frowned upon...  considered bribery...   and I totally get all that, but still...


 I took one look at the suddenly sluggish neighborhood kids along with my very own and shouted, "I'll give you an M&M for every toy you clean up!"  And VIOLA! Instantaneously spotless!  And it only cost me about 30 M&M's, and the big bonus - I didn't loose my sanity  ;) 

However, this is a very, VERY rare occasion!  I've only used it once before, and basically it's used to bribe neighborhood children...  and they think it's a blast.  My kids know better...  it's a TREAT!

3 comments:

Lauren P. said...

I figure instead of replying to your blog via E-mail, I'll actually post a comment on your blog! Anyway, I love the M&M story. Thanks for the laugh! Your blogs are always entertaining! LOL

The Hursts said...

It's amazing how that works :) You only have 3.5 more hours before Thankful Thursday becomes Thankful Friday.

Donna said...

I totally support bribery in raising children...there are times when it just gets the job done so much faster!!! Nothing like "sweetening the deal" for the kids! I have been known to set our timer for three minutes for a "power clean-up"...if they helped pick up during the three minutes, they earn an M&M. It really makes 15 minutes of clean-up lots more fun as the kids race around the house, picking up and putting away like little speed demons! Skittles work well, too! ;-D