WFMW – Paid Naps
“Paid Naps?”, you ask.
Here’s the deal. Our family just went on vacation and let us just say that 4 kids in the backseats of a Suburban can only remain happy for so long. I knew when the fussing commenced that they were so tired and needed just a bit of motivation to go on to sleep and give hubs and me some peace and quiet for a couple of hours. SO – I made it a contest and gave $5 to the kid who would nap the longest.
You are probably speed dialing Children’s Services right now, but I have to tell you IT WORKED FOR US! Baby Girl won the contest and we had our bit of time to talk about ‘big people’ stuff without yelling over the screaming children.
Going on vacation anytime soon? Pay your kids to sleep! It works for me! :)
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Clever! Never underestimate the power of the $! Great idea. Worth every penny.
I wish I would have thought of this when our son was little :)
I used to do something like that at my daughters’ slumber parties. I would give a prize to the first kid who went to sleep and to the last kid who woke up. That usually quieted them down pretty quickly. When the trick wore off, we stopped having slumber parties.
Oh what a wonderful idea! Wish I’d known about it when my kids were little-wow, what a lifesaver it would have been on those long car rides.
That is $5 well spent, better than medicating them :)
I am laughing out loud!! Thanks for a great tip. I am so not above bribery if it means a few hours of peace and quiet…
Too cute and funny!
Money is always a big motivator in our house so I will definatly have to keep this idea in mind when we go on vacation this summer! Thanks!
That is such a good tip I might just have to pay you $5.00 bucks. Thanks for the peace and quite.