I love to walk, I try to stay active and the kids of course have no choice but to be active with me. One of the few ways I can get the boys to walk around with me without complaints is to purchase a slushie, of course it’s not called that anymore. I miss those old school Slush Puppy machines, do they even have them anymore?
I guess the kind we pick up at the local Irving station is called Polar Pop but it’s the same slushy concept and it’s yummy. I still remember the first time each of my kids experienced brain freeze, it was so funny but not so funny all at once.
So each day that it’s nice out, I take advantage of the weather by parking downtown and walking to the schools to get the munchkins. When I arrive without a car, the boys will occasionally get so upset with me for walking. They much prefer to ride in the car, because it’s faster. I then pull out the bribe for an awesome treat “but if we walk we can walk to the store and get a slushy”. Leave it to Aj the six year old to state “well if we drive it’s faster”.
After the drama is over and the boys realize there is no getting out of walking back downtown to get sissy and head to get a slushy they start walking. It’s so much fun to walk to Irving’s, purchase a slushy for each of the kids and walk back to our car. Usually they stop, as pictured here, in front of the police station pretending to be police officers while enjoying a nice break and drinking their Polar Pop.
Yes, I bribe my kids on occasion, for things such as walking if they are not in the walking sort of mood and it’s fine because usually I remind them that they are getting a slushy because they were totally awesome for being active. I let them know how important it is to stay active for our health and happiness.