Am I the very last parent in America to use Santa's elves as incentive for good behavior? It's freakin' amazing what the boys'll do for a good report from those little guys.
It's not even Halloween, for god's sake, and I'm pulling it out already. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that Baxter keeps stealing those toy catalogs from the mailbox while I'm at work and is making the world's longest Christmas list. In October. Thanks, Fisher-Price.
It might not be listed in the "Right Things To Do" category in the current edition of Trends in Parenting*, but it works wonders.
Because you just never know when they might be peeking in the windows.
I'm just saying.
* Don't go running off to Google that journal. I made it up.