We mommas use whatever tools we have at our disposal, right? And if the testosterone coursing through the veins of our little boys can be harnessed for our convenience, we should go for it, right?
I sure do.
Recently I stumbled across a really easy (and oh-so-funny) tip to get my boys to help me with things like carrying laundry baskets, moving furniture, bringing in groceries, etc….without a moment of arguing. Here’s an example of how it works:
Me: Stephen, I need some help moving these boxes to the garage. [Long pause here while I appear to be re-assessing.] You know, never mind, I think these might be a little too heavy for you.
Stephen: [Popping up eagerly from the couch.] Too heavy? Those aren’t too heavy! Let me try!
Me: [Insert overly dramatic skepticism here.] Are you sure? There are a lot of them.
Stephen: Aw, that’s easy, Mom, I can do them all…
Presto. I get eager help from the boys, and they get an ego boost. Works for me–every time!
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Remember that next Wednesday is WFMW: The Car Edition. Give us your best tips for handling life on the go. How to entertain the kids in the car, or keep up with your little league gear, or how to stock an auto first aid kid…let us know what works for you.