My cell phone went missing tonight and I was sure I left it on the computer desk. Aleck has recently started “hiding” random items around the house and I was suspicious that he was the culprit. Tom was reading Aleck a book before bed and I took two quarters into Aleck’s room and said, “Aleck, if you tell me where my phone is I will let you put this money in your bank.” He hopped out of Tom’s lap and crawled to the back corner of his closet and produced my phone. I would have never found it in a million years.
We had a nice conversation about asking for permission before taking other people’s stuff. Tom pointed out the flaw in my reward system for producing “hidden” items. I sure hope he doesn’t move his hiding spot!