A couple pro tips I've gathered in the past four years. Feel free to add your own!
- •I call this one "The Hostage:"Example: "Let me hold your dinosaurs while you buckle your car seat." Becomes "You can have your dinosaurs once you are buckled in." WINNN!!!!!
- •The "Lord Humongous 'Just walk away'"Figured this out when it was time to leave the Pediatrician's office and my then 3-yr old refused to stop his exploration of every inch of the waiting room. So I just told him I was leaving and walked the fuck away. FUCKING WINNNNNNN!
- •The "Sisyphus Jr.""The trick," said the random parent I met at a playground, "is to wear them out without wearing yourself out." Ex: "Hey Cole. Why don't you chase yourself?" Or "I'll spin you around again after you run from here to the fence 10 more times." MUTHAFUCKIN WIN!!!!
- •"Have you ever heard of a marathon? It's when you run around the house 26 times. Only the best athletes can do it!"To add to the Sisyphus Jr.Suggested by @e