Discussing punishments and bribery in the car on the way home......
Ellie "I want a punishment. No wait a bribe. If we don't go on moshi monsters for a whole day you get us ice cream. Bribery is much better than punishment."
Me "I'm not going to use bribery to get you to do or not do something because then you will never do anything without a reward or because you want to"
Me "Your reward is the knowledge that you are doing something through your own choice and we have a happy family because we are all helping each other"
Maia pipes up "If I don't go to the bank tomorrow, you'll get me ice cream, that's a bribe"
Me "We are not going to the bank tomorrow"
Ellie "So we can get ice cream then!"
Meltdown - because I won't bribe!
Losing the plot - huge bedtime one
Breastfeeding - owie bitey