Feed the Meter


It’s possible that I am the last parent alive who has heard about this so-called parenting philosophy.  It’s called the Feed the Meter concept, and I love it.  First of all, I love it because I have been doing it for years, and now that there is someone out there who gave it a name, I feel like maybe that makes me a better parent, when in actuality, it just means that I was too exhausted to come up with the “concept” and thus make a million dollars and go on a book tour.

So it goes like this…your kids are like parking meters, and for goodness’ sake, don’t ever let your children expire like the darn meters.  Cause it can get ugly…parking tickets and temper tantrums are up there on my list of “worsts”….you too?  Keep plugging their meters…if you have a pocket full of quarters, plug that baby for 30 minutes with attention and cuddles before you let your kiddo self entertain again.  If you are like me, and carry only nickels, that will do…plug that meter for even one minute and you will see a return on investment. 

I am constantly testing the “concept” and would love to hear from those of you who are doing the same.  How do YOU feed the meter?