June 25, 2012

Parent Of The Year

I'm not going to lie or sugar-coat this: bribery is a tool in my parenting arsenal. And I firmly believe that any parent who tells you they've never bribed their kid is a liar.

There are two main types of parental bribery. There's for your own good bribery wherein you promise your kids something for doing some activity that somehow benefits them. Example: You can only have a donut if you eat something with a vast amount of protein because otherwise you'll feel like roadkill. Then there's bribery for self-preservation. Example: Sure, you can play on my iPhone until the food comes so I can have a real conversation with mommy.

Like I said, we're not above bribery and we're definitely guilty of handing off our iPhones when we're in a restaurant. A couple weeks ago when I got my iPhone back from Mia she said, I really love that driving game. I didn't think anything of it until later. I don't have a driving game I thought. Then that thought was gone. The next time we were in a restaurant I handed her my phone and she said oh good, I get to play that driving game. Again, I wondered what game she was talking about but then became deeply involved in a plate of food and forgot about it. Last weekend, at another restaurant, she handed my phone back to me while it was still on. And I suddenly realized what game she was talking about.

Grand Theft Auto.

Yeah, parent of the year material. Right here.

Posted by Chris at June 25, 2012 6:41 AM
Comments

LOL happens to the best of us!

Posted by: Kris at June 25, 2012 11:08 AM

LOL Oh, Chris. At least she didn't get access to the Hot Coffee level...

Posted by: oakely at June 25, 2012 12:05 PM

Strong work there. A friend's 5 or 6-year-old figured out how to purchase extras in Angry Birds. She didn't find out till she got here strangely large phone bill at the end of the month.

Posted by: Foggy Dew at June 25, 2012 2:48 PM

Strong work there. A friend's 5 or 6-year-old figured out how to purchase extras in Angry Birds. She didn't find out till she got here strangely large phone bill at the end of the month.

Posted by: Foggy Dew at June 25, 2012 2:48 PM

That? Is awesome! LOL

Posted by: ironic1 at June 26, 2012 10:35 PM


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