Every day I have to get the kids to the bus stop, and every day it is like pulling teeth to get them out the door. Last week, I decided that I would start a little "competition". So, each kid throws snowballs at the stop sign on the corner. If they get a "bullseye", I pay them a quarter.
Those kids can't wait to get out the door in the morning now. Victory is mine.
It should be noted that snowballs aren't very aerodynamic, and kids usually can't throw them very accurately. But that doesn't stop them from trying.
Who just outsmarted her kids? (It's me! It's me!)
(. . . goes off to do an interpretive dance of joy for the cat who will be very unimpressed as usual.)