Me - " Ok Matthew and Lucy we are going to do school work"
Matthew - " Not again!"
Me - " Look, I have these little chocolate balls for people who do good work"
Matthew - " I would do ANYTHING for those little chocolate balls!"
I am not kidding you, this bribe worked! Matthew sat there for almost a half hour working on his flash cards - fueled by periodic offerings of little chocolate balls. After awhile HE began to negotiate just how many little chocolate balls it was going to take to have him complete the given task ( hmmmmm...it must be something abou the name Matty!!)
I am happy to say, that little " chocolate balls filled boy" could match all his lower case letters to the upper case ones in just a few tries!
Lucy was also bribed with the " little chocolate balls!" Hers however was short lived due to the fact that her beloved snap front sweatshirt kep coming undone and she needed her full attention on continually snapping and re-snapping it! Just goes to show you fashion always wins out over chocolate - at least when you are 3!