We don’t like to battle at our house.
We are pro making your own choices.
The hardest piece of this is the natural consequences that sometimes come while still living in the confines of the temporal world.
For example, you can choose to get up on time or not, but the consequence means missing your bus or making your bus.
Since we don’t want to have a wake-up bus battle everyday, because we like starting the day with smiles and hugs, the choice instead is this:
You may get up on time and have hot chocolate for one on one time in the mornings, or you can move too slowly and have cold chocolate and no one on one time in the morning.
That means the pressure is on me to make sure one on one time is an extra positive interaction.
And also to make the best hot chocolate ever, which I do.
So far everyone is choosing hot chocolate and one on one time.