On Saturday I learned the single most important and effective and beautiful method of parenting that has ever existed in the history of children.
And I am unapologetically leveraging it to the max.
We headed downtown for the grand opening of the Delta Dental Health Theatre, which was awesome.
Awesome because they’re doing some great things for kids health, but more awesome because Ellie’s personal hero and mentor, Dora, was going to be there.
It started with a simple, “Dora likes girls who eat their pancakes!” that morning, and before I knew what was happening I was using it for everything. “Dora doesn’t like little girls who pick their noses!” “Dora called and wanted you to rub mommy’s feet!”.
It was really working. I mean, anything that Dora likes Ellie did.
I decided not to let the magic end with the event – I had unlocked the key to parental success.
Tonight it was “Eat your grilled cheese – Dora made it!” Gone within seconds.
I am a genius.
As long as she continues to like Dora.