Monday, January 25, 2010

Using paranoia to your advantage

I have always heard to use others' weaknesses to your advantage in a competition so that is what I am trying to do with the Triplets. Very recently the boys have had the tendency to want out of the tub when they see any dirt in the tub. They call it poopie because I have drilled it into them that you NEVER EVER poopie in the tub.

They LOVE playing in the tub but since I need to bathe three at a time I only have a limited amount of time in which to get it all done. Heck, even letting them play in the tub for 5-10 minutes each makes bath time about an hour and a half all together. So sometimes I need to "get it done" and I don't want them to play. This is when I use their bit of paranoia to my advantage. If I see something in the tub I point it out to them and out they come!

Yes, I sometimes feel a little bad but it is after all their decision:)

Consider what you think justice requires, and decide accordingly. But never give your reasons; for your judgment will probably be right, but your reasons will certainly be wrong.
Lord Mansfield

You've got a lot of choices. If getting out of bed in the morning is a chore and you're not smiling on a regular basis, try another choice.
Steven D. Woodhull



Lynn Leaming said...

I see therapy in their future :-)

Sheri Tharp said...

I'm just getting caught up on your blog and I had to laugh at this one. I, too, have had to resort to using their weaknesses against them. It can't be helped. Sometimes it's the only way to get anything done!