Wednesday, January 28, 2009
My Secret Weapon
In my arsenal of motherhood tricks, my new secret weapon is FRUIT SNACKS! I know, I'm pretty ruthless. I started using these to potty train #5. He quickly eased from getting a fruit snack for each successful toilet trip to getting one whenever he had a successful dry pants check. Now he gets one or two per day for dry pants. Recently, he has become terrified of the full moon. When the moon was too bright, he would climb into bed with #2. That turned into nightly trips to her bed because he claimed he was scared of everything. So #2 wasn't getting restful sleep. Then I remembered the fruit snacks. If he stays in his bed all night, he gets one in the morning. Mind you, it's not one baggie; it's one fruit snack from the baggie. So with my four boxes of fruit snacks that I bought on sale, I figure we're good for at least six months. Hopefully by then he will have forgotten to be scared at night. It's working so far!