While in the park the other day, a Mom was trying to round up her two boys to head home for lunch.
Let's go Alexander and Matthew! Time for lunch! She called to them. Alexander and Matthew ignored her and kept playing. Let's go!! She tried again, a little bit more sternly. Still no response.
She then ventured into the playground and attempted to grab one of the boys. He was far too agile for her and darted under the slide. She lunged for him again with no luck.
Do you want a gummy worm?! Mmmmmm!! She said, attempting to bribe the boys. You can have a gummy worm! The boys weren't fooled.
Ok, fine. You can have five more minutes. The mom resigned herself to more playground time and parked herself on the swing.
I gratefully walked out of the park with my girls, who still don't move fast enough to avoid me. We enjoyed a snack on our blanket a few metres away from the playground.
Thirty minutes later, the Mom and her boys leave the park.
No judgement. I can only imagine how tough it is to get kids out of the park when they're having a blast. Quinn already throws a fit when we have to leave the park.
How do you get your kids to do something that they do not want to do?