Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Bedtime and Bribery

Whenever Nate puts Jansen to bed I can usually count on some sort of interesting twist to his regular bedtime routine. I guess last night Jansen really wanted to wear Nate's dress socks to bed.

HERE is a video of Jansen talking to himself before bed. Boring to watch but cute to listen to.

Let me just preface this next thing by saying I have been trying REALLY hard to get the potty training thing down (still). So I have been using some not-so-good methods. Like chocolate bribery.

Jansen: Mom, I'm going to town. I'll see you later.

Me: Okay, see ya.

Jansen: Mom, I'll give you a piece of chocolate if you come to town with me with this school bus.

Me: (mostly just laughing and sighing at myself)

Jansen: Do you understand???


Jansen: Dad, will you sleep in my bed?

Nate: No, I have my own bed to sleep in.

Jansen: You can have a piece of chocolate if you sleep in my bed.


Buffy Dayton said...

Gotta love those ABC's, gotta HATE potty training! (atleast I do) Kylee always asks if I can sleep in her bed with her. But that is funny that he remembered the bribery and tried it on you guys! FUNNY!

Anonymous said...

Oh, how I wish I would have had a blog when you kids were little!

Ashley Marcu said...

Gotta love a kid that is motivated by chocolate!

Heather said...

Don't you despise potty training!!! I have been trying to bribe Connor with a bike and so now when he sees a kid on a bike he says, "mommy he poops in the toilet!"

Angie said...

C-U-T-E spells Jansen too! Jess, I'll give you a piece of chocolate if you post more videos of that kid! (Our whole family sat around the computer listening and laughing at that post! I could just eat him up!)

Kent and Leisy said...

sounds like the bribery is working to me. He understands the concept- now he's just got to use the toilet. I soooo am not looking forward to potty training.

Anonymous said...

Jess, I love it. If it makes you feel any better we are still working on potty training Taylor and hes almost 3! Let me just say no matter how much you want them potty trained, it will come when they are ready and it will be so much easier when they are willing!

The Nye's said...

I love it! We watched the videos of Natalie talking. WOW! She is so cute. I can't believe how much she can say. Brooklyn doesn't talk...she just squeeks. I'm so glad I'll get to see you guys next month.

Annie said...

That Jansen cracks me up. I need to take a video camera and record his and Julia's conversation on the way to preschool now. "Jansen, do you want to marry me?" "No, thank you." Now I just need to teach Julia to say, "I'll give you a piece of chocolate." That's how Nate finally convinced you, isn't it?

Kyle and Janel said...

Hahahaha. I am laughing so hard. So smart! He's got that bribery concept down! Good luck!

Nate and Shannon Smith said...

That was hilarious! I LOVE kids! they say the funniest things! They are soo stinkin smart too! I love it!