Experiments in Parenting: the Sherlock control
I sat my kids down in the waiting room at the clinic today when they were being a bit obnoxious, and although not rude I could see in their faces that ‘hyper’ was about to happen. I told them that from now on we were going to have a secret code phrase, which elicited intense attention because to boys, a secret code phrase is the coolest thing ever. Whenever I say this code phrase, they have to stop whatever they are doing and sit down. Period. No questions asked.
After we were called back and their vitals were taken, the nurse left and they were acting up a bit, and when the doctor came in I said in my mommy-satan voice VATICAN CAMEOS and they stopped screwing around and sat down with smiles on their faces.
I’m hoping this continues to work and I will keep you updated.