We recently took a weekend trip to go camping, and visit Kennywood amusement park. Knowing K has a little fear of heights, I tried to prepare with methods of bribery. That proved to be very useful! Our weapon of choice?
K was afraid of the start of the rides all morning. He would begrudgingly ride them then come asking for a sticker right after. By the afternoon, he had warmed up to the idea completely, and was even riding the helicopters over and over (and sticker free)! By nightfall, we had a tired boy with a sticker covered shirt and a big smile on his face. (Smile not pictured below.)
He wasn’t completely cured. The next morning we had to remind him that the rides weren’t scary after all…and he reminded mommy that she was nearly out of stickers….”No MICKEY?” (sheesh)
Even though we ran out of Mickey stickers…we had a GREAT trip! Here are a few pics!