Today Paige and I went to Target and she got to pick out a brand new leotard for ballet class. My sweet baby daughter has a fear of all things new or out of mama’s sight. Ballet is one of those activities. She loves the idea of ballet but does not enjoy it unless I am standing right next to her. I made a conscious decision a few weeks ago to bribe her with a leotard of her choice(did I say bribe, I meant reward). She has to earn 10 heart stickers to get a new leotard. To get a sticker, she has to go into class without crying or throwing a tantrum. She can earn another sticker by participating throughout the whole class. Ballet has been so much more enjoyable since the rewards (stickers) have started. I usually remind her in the car about our little deal and she now skips right into class and has a blast. Funny what a few stickers and a little leotard dangling can do…..
Anyway, here she is modeling our new purchase.
Isn’t she sweet?!?!?!?
Look mama, I can take your picture too!
If you are laughing because you have just realized that my 3 year old pixie has just duped me into buying her a new leotard, you are totally correct. I fully realize that she has me totally figured out but if it keeps the water works at bay, keep the stickers and leotards comin‘.
Have a great day!