Friday, July 2, 2010

Dear Neighbors

Dear Neighbors,
You know Benjamin.  He's the one that loves your dogs and gets so excited every time a bus drives by.  He's the one running to the white Corolla, or pushing the teddy bear in a green stroller.  And, in case you didn't know, he's the one that hates getting dressed in the morning.  He doesn't mind being dressed, just getting dressed.

So, if you happen to be driving, walking, or just living nearby, and you see our door slightly ajar, and you look closer and find that you can just see a sliver of a toddler getting dressed, then know this. Apparently the best motivation is authentic motivation.  This kid gets dressed in record time if even a little reminder of "Outside!" can get in.

Please forgive us.  I hope you don't think it's too vulgar, dressing with the door open.  I've only just discovered this, and it's sure to become a little ritual of daily life, at least for a time. It will save me literally hours a week, if it keeps working. Just thought I'd give you the heads-up.

1 comment:

Ransom said...

It only works until he realizes he can cut out the middleman