We’re doing this sticker chart reward system for bedtime. And it’s working. Perhaps a little too well.
Caitlin has now procured a plastic “magic” mirror that emits cheesy canned tinkly fairy tale music when you press a red plastic gem on the handle. And now she has a light-up pink magic wand, which, ironically, emits the same cheesy canned tinkly fairy tale music when shaken.
At bedtime the other night the hubby set the prized magic wand on top of Caitlin’s dresser where it continued to emit cheesy canned tinkly fairy tale music even though know one was touching it. Spoooooooky. So he did what any normal parent at 9 p.m. on a work night who doesn’t want to chance a possessed toy waking up his 4-year-old would do. He put it on the table on our back patio in the 20-degree weather.
The dogs were thrilled. I hear the neighborhood squirrels were thinking of confiscating it for a treetop cabaret.
I was cleaning up the kitchen about an hour later and I heard the cheesy canned tinkly fairy tale music coming from outside and I saw the pink magic wand light up in the cold darkness. Spoooooooky.
I’m thinking her next prize will be the Care Bears jigsaw puzzle she has her eyes on or perhaps some stickers. Pretty much anything that doesn’t make noise is fair game.