Last weekend I learned some new techniques to achieve a happy household, many of which included bribes, but hey!, they worked so I thought I would share them:
Teenage girls like to hide themselves in their rooms glued to youtube, snapchat and musical.ly,
Problem: How to get them out of their bedrooms and socialising with the world
Solution: Turn the electric off upstairs or threaten them with Grandma!
Problem: How to get them in the Shower
Solution: Tell them they will end up smelling like…..’enter name of smelliest pikey you know’ here, or threaten them with Grandma.
You have just slaved over a homemade Lasagne and even gone to the trouble of picking out all the mushrooms and are met with ‘ I’m not hungry…I’m full up on biscuits’
Problem: How to make them eat their dinner you spent hours cooking
Solution: Hide all the treats and contents of the fridge, threaten them with Grandma.
When you need to go to the town to pick up some ‘juice’ for your e-cigarette, but the kids don’t want to come, and one of them is too young to be left alone!
Problem: How to get them to leave the house and come shopping with you.
Solution: Promise them a Footlong in Subway, or threaten them with Grandma.
When you want children to appreciate that music was so much better when there is a dance routine!
Problem: How to make them watch the Steps Live 2011 tour while you practice your dance moves!
Solution: Tell them that Zoella likes Steps, or threaten them with Grandma.
When they haven’t brushed their teeth for 2 days because it’s way too much effort!
Problem: How to make them brush their teeth
Solution: Make them watch the Goonies and tell them if they don’t wash their teeth, they’ll look like Sloth … or threaten them with Grandma.
When they have French, Biology and ‘Social Science’ homework but the priority is getting through that ‘Friends’ box-set
Problem: How to make them do their homework…
Solution: Early easter egg for the 1st one to finish, or threaten them with Grandma.
When one bedroom looks like Beirut, and the other one looks like Big-Foot has been looting.
Problem: How to make them tidy their room
Solution: Give them a £5 budget for the Pound shop, or threaten them with Grandma.
When you sit down to watch Ant and Dec’s Saturday night Takeaway and there are three different devices on full volume, playing youtube clips.
Problem: How to make them sit down a watch TV together
Solution: Change the password to the wifi…..or threaten them with Grandma.