We operate under The DumDums Rule, also known as bribery. (Although, my über smart friend Crystal says that technically it's only bribery if the lollipops are offered before the desired action; given after the action has been performed makes them a reward. Semantics are a beautiful thing, eh?)
Whenever I need Elle to model the latest outfit I stitched together, she gets rewarded in dumdums. I'm all: just two more minutes honey, no, i don't really want to see your tongue right now and can you please put your shirt downdoyouwantthatcandyornot? Inevitably, her brothers each get a dumdum as well for staying out of the pictures. You have no idea how hard that is for them.
Bought it bulk, these miniature lollies equal about two cents apiece.
At some point it will occur to my children to ask for a raise, but for now everyone but the dentist is quite pleased.
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