Remember the post I wrote recently about how it is sometimes hard to get the kids out of the house?
Most of the difficulty is that there are SO many steps involved in getting themselves ready.
This is what they have to accomplish:
- Put shoes on.
This single-part process is daunting. They just don’t know where to get started. (Left foot? Right foot? Forget it, this is too much work. I don’t wanna go.)
My friend Jen gave me the brilliant idea of just getting them into the car without their shoes. Once you arrive at the super fun location they’ll put their shoes on.
This is what happened…
I tell them we’re going to super fun place. Okay, it is actually just the market. But they like going to the market so it is more of a slightly fun place. I tell them to just hop in the car, no need for shoes now, I’ll bring them.
It is a rainbow moment! You know, when the sad clouds part and the beautiful rainbow and the happy sun arrive letting you know that everything is going to be okay? You know what I mean? Of course you do. Everyone has rainbow moments. If you haven’t had one lately you should totally order one. Tell the universe to send you one. It’s on me.
When we get there we hop out of the car and I tell them they need to put their shoes on to go inside.
Just my luck, there is even one of those “No shirt, no shoes, no service” signs. You can’t really argue with a sign. I mean, you can, but people will give you weird looks.
Neither kid argues!
But as Crappy Boy is putting his sandals on he says with a grin:
He was joking of course. He wasn’t wearing any pants.