I’m gonna let you in on my latest and greatest lazy mom parenting technique — How I settle arguments.
Namely, TV related arguments that go like this when we get back from the library and I let each of my little whippersnappers pick out a movie to watch…
“I want to watch my movie first!”
“NOOOO, I want to watch mine first!”
“Moooom! Who gets to watch their movie first?”
You ready for this?
Cause it may change your life.
As in gosh-that-lazy-mom-is-so-awesome change your life.
Here’s what I do to settle these types of arguments.
Gotta clear my throat for it.
It’s that good.
I simply say… “Pick a number between 1 and 10.”
And you know what?
THEY LOVE IT.
Seriously, they all get all smiley and stuff while thinking of their number. And they all are totally fine with whoever wins and gets to go first because they won it fair and square.
Then to see who goes next after the first person is done, I have the other two pick a new number again.
And sometimes I change the number range up on them to keep things fresh. Or catch them off guard. Or make them laugh.
“Pick a number between 1 and 1,332.”
“Pick a number between 1 and a gabillion.”
This is lazy parenting at it’s best my lazy peeps.