My kids are usually pretty well behaved, but it turns out bribing them with a reward when we go shopping is a pretty solid way to ensure good behavior out in public, and it makes the trip much less stressful.
My 3 year old daughter is getting into diecast cars, so we decided to use those as her reward. She likes them, and they only cost us a buck, everyone wins.
It has been fun to go through the cars with her to see what she picks out, as her selections are always interesting.
Her first selection was a VW Caddy MK3 with a pizza delivery livery. When asked why she seleected it, she replied “Because I love pizza!” Fair point.
Her next selections consisted of a purple hot rod with the engine sticking out of the hood.
Followed by a firefighting boat, apparently she picked it because Grandma and Grandpa have a boat.
Her most recent selections are a Datsun 510 rally car and a neon pink 1960 Jeep.
I honestly can’t wait to go to the store this weekend and see what she picks out next