Moms Talk: How Do You Cover For a Missing Blankie?
When you're on a road trip and realize that a child's treasured blanket is missing, do you go shopping for a new one, bribe him or try a different approach entirely?
This week, we're exploring a hypothetical (though from our experience entirely plausible) scenario involving things kids treasure and family road trips. We're hoping some St. Louis parents out there can share their suggestions.
Say you've headed out on a road trip to the Ozarks with your spouse and three kids. You are within a stone's throw of your destination when one of your children reminds you that his blankie got left at home. What's more, he's mad—he tells you that if you don't go back to retrieve it, he's going to throw a fit all weekend.
So onto today's question: How do you convince your child that everything will be all right? Do you head to the outlet mall for some power shopping, offer him a bribe or take another approach?