Thursday, November 11, 2010


I do it. I'm not proud of it. Still, I do it.

When Matty's temper cannot be cooled, I bribe him. First I attempt the "soothe by talking calmly" and then the "plead like a desperate mama" technique, but there are times when more serious steps need to be taken.

When all else fails, I give in...

and break out the apples.  

I consumed A LOT of apples and apple juice when I was pregnant with Matty, {you can read about that here} and I guess I passed my cravings on to him! Seriously. Matty can be having a complete melt down and I whip out an apple..voila!  No more tears. I do feel guilty because his own mama can't make him feel better, but an apple can. Well, it could be worse right? At least they're healthy for him!

Tonight was an "apple" kinda night.  Stuey wanted a bite too :)

Do you have any tricks {aka bribes} for zapping those nasty tantrums?


Hayley said...

I still bribe. I hate that I do but sometimes its the only way. Its getting harder now though as my sons getting older as bottle and dummy are no longer an option so usually it ends up costing me lots of pennies :(

Lil Muse Lily said...

that is sooooooooooo funny1 at least an apple is a healthy bribe. ;)