Am I really about to tell a story about door handles? Yes, yes I am.
A few weeks ago, we had our "looked cool in the 90's" round shiny brass doorknobs replaced with the oiled-bronze beauties pictured below (what does it say about my life that I am so excited about new doorknobs?).
Since then, we haven't gotten a full night's sleep. Pink, who was formerly being kept in her room by one of those toddler-proof door locks, can escape from her room at 2am now, and does every single night.
The first two of these incentives I understand - she loves candy and those weird nuggets and fries, but that last one I was surprised about. After some intensive questioning (which is hilarious, since this 3-year-old doesn't really reason yet), it turns out that hotels are fun because:
* you get to watch tv in bed
* they have a pool
* everyone sleeps in the same room
So does this mean that if we work and try and finally get Pink to sleep through the night in her own room for 30 nights in a row, we will completely undo all that effort in the reward?
Never a dull moment in this parenting game....