My kids love pushing my buttons and I figured out a fun and clever way to push theirs! Every time I ask my daughter to brush her teeth, get dressed or go to sleep she tells me in her sweet, innocent matter-of-fact voice, “No mommy because I don’t have a button for that!” I realize at that point, I have two choices. Either, I get upset and explain to her, that type of behavior is unacceptable or I understand what I’m asking may be a simple daily task for adults, but a meaningless and very boring activity for a vivacious 3 year old. Of course, I choose the latter.
Our chores are now a creative thinking game. We love coming up and creating special dials to give her and me (why not?) super powers. Whether it’s a switch to help her run faster or an on/off button to grant her the power to brush her teeth or a happy thoughts tab to give her happy dreams at bedtime –we love pushing each other’s buttons!