Today at lunch I told her she could have peaches and a piece of candy if she ate her mac'n'cheese. After telling her about
Several minutes later with not a bite taken, I informed her, "Sorry, you don't get any candy." Of course I explained to her why but the look that came to her face made me start desperately thinking of a way I could still give her the candy without completely going back on what I said. And then I realized that wasn't possible. Not only was it not possible, it wouldn't be in her best interest anyway.
And you know what? She survived. She even finished her mac'n'cheese so she could eat her peaches. And she did it all with a good attitude and not a whine or tear about not getting her candy lip stick. Now she knows she has a second chance at dinner to get her candy. We'll see how it goes!
But for now, the candy lip stick didn't win over this mama's heart!