Charmaine and I were on our way to fetch Yvette from school. We arrived and were about to get out of the car when I noticed that she had taken her shoes and socks off en route. I started with: “Come on Charmaine, let’s put your shoes on before we get out of the car and was met with the usual: “No, don’t need my shoes on!”
I started to try and explain that it was cold and wet outside and her feet needed to stay warm and dry but wasn’t getting anywhere. So instead I said, ‘I know, why don’t we let your feet have a competition? Let’s see which foot can get its shoe on the fastest. You help your feet get the shoes on and I’ll count and see which one wins.” Charmaine’s face lit up and there was a mad scramble to get her shoes on. Job done, quick and easy and so much more fun!