Wednesday, September 25, 2013

About Bribes...

persuade (someone) to act in one's favor, typically illegally or dishonestly, by a gift of money or other inducement.
"an undercover agent bribed the judge into giving a lenient sentence"
synonyms: buy off, pay off, suborn;

I completely understand that bribing is a terrible thing and we should never ever partake in such behavior.  I also understand that after three children I should be a Pro at this thing called motherhood. I know there are better, mature and responsible ways to go around it but bribing her seemed the most logical. I had depleted the whole bags of tricks and I was left defenseless.

 All she wanted was to go meet an alligator princess and all I wanted was to no longer share part of the paycheck with Huggies. In complete agreement and accordance we entered a contract my terribly smart and savvy three year old and I. Since alligators as we all know  hate diapers and Pull Ups we trained for the occasion.  We trained because we knew showing up in a diaper could cause alligators to get extremely angry and not be the most gracious of hosts... 

We trained...

Until today when we victorious celebrated with the royal family of alligators that reside in the Tybee Island kingdom. No longer a baby and now moving into the world of toddlers we celebrated with every alligator in the realm. They welcome her even curtsying as she moved through.

 Happy and accomplished she curtsy right back.

It is all well on this side of the kingdom. 
It is all well and we are celebrating and rejoicing. 

And just like that...
They all lived happily ever after...


  1. lol reminds me of my old format of posts with the definition of words. I love words.

    1. I thought you did quotes ;) I too love them.

  2. oh my gosh... I've been here! I stayed on Tybee in 2011 and my dad wanted to go to the Crab Shack. my mom bribed my brother with hot wheels but gators seems like an awesome idea. congrats on the potty training victory!

    1. That's crazy and now you are all the way over there...LOL Thanks I feel accomplished. Not your regular potty training post. ;)

  3. Love Alligators.
    Love the shot of the black Cat!
    Love it ALL Xxxxx

  4. Aww how sweet I think I also remember going to that place when I was a kid.

  5. This story makes me so incredibly happy. The photographs, too. It's not bribery when it's your daughters. All's fair in love. Coming back to your corner of the world is always bright and warm and beautiful x

  6. The last ones made me smiles so much x


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