Make it Easier

Ease the Way

When I am cooking, I like to do it with a drink (and not a glass of milk). When I have to drive a long way, I drink coffee and eat chocolate. I am not bribing myself to do these things. I have to do them. It is just so much easier to do them with a treat. 

Everyday we ask our children to do things that suck. Sit in a carseat, stay in the cart while we shop, get dressed, leave the park before they are ready. There is nothing wrong with making some of these, less than pleasant activities, easier. When we give our child an iPad so they will happily ride along on our errands, it is not bribing them. It is just easing the way. Their way, and yours.