Thursday, March 19, 2009

Cookie Monster

Day 78.

I had to run to Target today to pick up some $11 speakers for my computer so I could show a DVD in my Bradley class tonight. It was a simple task, and I only added about five other things to my Target list (unheard of to leave there spending less than $100!). So, it was a short trip.

But it was 1:00 - right after lunch and the kids were antsy, tired and cranky.

I am grateful for oatmeal chocolate chip cookies.

Thanks, Aunt Jeanie. I saved the secret weapon for just the right moment and whipped them out: not as bribery exactly, just buying time. And it worked perfectly.

I convinced them to stay in the cart, munching happily while I grabbed the speakers and checked out. It was a moment of mommy success made possible only by the delicacy of sugar.

1 comment:

  1. A great tip, Hilary! I usually avoid taking Olivia shopping with me. I, too, cannot leave Target without spending (at least) $100.