Every day around 7:00am or so JJ and I have the following conversation:
JJ: I need poscal (popsicle) Mommy.
Me: It's too early for a popsicle right now. You need to eat breakfast.
JJ (After some giving it some consideration): How 'bout orange poscal?
Me: How about toast?
JJ: How 'bout red?
Me: How about Eggos?
JJ: How 'bout green?
Me: How about cereal?
JJ: How 'bout purple?
This is a running dialogue between me and JJ for the rest of the day. I just alternate the type of food I want him to eat depending on what time of day it is. I am sooo tired of hearing about popsicles all day long, but on the other hand, they are a very powerful bargaining tool. We can pretty much get JJ to do anything we ask him to do if we bribe, umm I mean positively reinforce him with a popsicle.