I used Santa as a weapon. Liam has this nasty habit of picking his nose and eating it. EWW EWW EWW. I’ve tried going the route that the *experts* recommend – ignoring the behaviour. I’ve tried going the route that the other *experts* recommend – drawing attention to it and redirecting. Neither approach has worked. Today I tried my own expert opinion. I caught him in the act and told him that Santa doesn’t bring toys to little boys that eat their buggers. It seems to be working. He has pointed out to me several times now that he got a tissue!
I may likely go straight to mommy hell for this, but I think we can all agree that if it curbs the nasty habit, it was worth it.