i'm grateful for the power of reverse psychology!
Let me explain.
Jack was born a mover and a shaker! He has never been one to snuggle or cuddle unless extremely tired (like basically sleeping).
For two years I've begged, pleaded, bribed, and forced him to let me enjoy small and brief samples of his affection. He does not appreciate such tactics and usually fights them tooth and nail.
Recently, we've discovered that Jack can give the most amazing, puckered lipped, lock-your-daughters-up KISSES! I can't get enough of them! But again...they are almost impossible to come by!
just the other day I outsmarted his reluctance to smooch me. I started by running around the house saying, "DON'T you dare kiss me!"
And guess what?
He actually fell for it. He chased me around until he could pin me down and smother me with kisses. Mission accomplished (insert evil laugh). I am now using this technique to my advantage.
Can't get enough.
I am going to start adding a few reverse psychology lines to the list. Like:
Don't you dare snuggle with me.
Don't you dare sit on the toilet and go pee.
Don't you dare take a nap.
Don't even think about saying please, thank you and I'm sorry.
Don't ever brush your teeth!
And as long as this little trick is working, I think I'll add a couple to my list. Like:
Don't ever go to the gym.
Don't stop eating carbs and sweets!