This morning, Mike was grumbling about having to go grocery shopping. He said he wished he didn't have to do chores on his days off work. Yeah, well. Me, too.
I commented that Isaac likes doing his chores. Which is true. Unless you count getting your toenails cut or getting a bath as a chore. He loves doing laundry, though. He loves turning on lights for me. He loves picking up things for me. He loves bringing me my medication.
He also loves going to the store. As I explained to Mike, a trip to the store involves a ride in the car, which Isaac loves, the opportunity to pee on a new bush or post before going into the store, the chance to sniff lots of interesting things in the store, and then a second car ride. What's not to like? Of course, when Mike goes to the store, he doesn't get to pee on a new bush, but otherwise...
Anyway. I then added that a trip to store typically involves a few treats for Isaac, as a reward for doing something or other well. I suggested Mike get a few cookies, break them into bite-sized pieces, and carry them in his pocket. Then he can reward himself periodically as he does the shopping. I think he thought I was kidding, but I think it would really work for him. How about you?