Eventually I am hoping to develop this series into a course which can be taught at Tafe.
Today we are looking at ways to trick your kids when you have fucked up. It is called the Bait and Switch.
So, I am back from a few days in Melbourne. On a side note, Melbourne? How good are you???
|I got all loved up over a Florist of all things - www.pollonflowers.com.au|
|With Melbourne Hipster Blogger Smaggle.|
No worries. Consider it done.
A few days away is good for one's soul, but as the days went by I forgot all about my promise to Harry and Jack. We arrived at the airport to come home, and I still had not remembered to buy them a present. I was too busy spotting Mikey Robins at the airport. I went up to him, like we knew each other and said...
"Hey Mikey. Can I get a photo of us?" For those not on the know, Mikey is a well known comedian and I love funny people. Mikey looked me up and down and said...
"Yeah love. But make it quick....."
Holy fuck! As if I didn't then proceed to fumble around in my bag looking for my iPhone. I located my phone, whipped it out and took a most excellent selfie of me and Mikey.
|I do not respond well to pressure.|
Two hours later I was home. Without a present for the kids. And that was the first question they asked.
Here is where the Bait and Switch comes into play.
I told the boys I had bought them both a book. But in the rush to get home and see them, I had left the books on the plane. But I did get a roll of Mentos for them to share. I apologised for the lame present, (knowing that they would MUCH prefer half a roll of Mentos then a book anyway). They both hugged me and thanked me, so very pleased with my offering.
Have you ever over-promised and under-delivered when it comes to your kids?