So, I was in my son's room (he's 7) and I was sitting on his bed trying to get him to go to sleep (he can be very active and never wants to sleep). He was telling me a ridiculous story that was clearly a way to stay up later. He does this a lot and stupidly, I know I shouldn't, but always find this funny and I try to hide it, but I let him keep going for a while to see where it goes. Like, I don't let it go on for a really long time, just a little.
So, eventually, I said, seriously time to sleep and he said, will you give me $20? I said, um no and said why and he said his dad gives him $20 to go to sleep. So I didn't say anything, I just said ok and kissed him goodnight and left.
I was really angry though, cuz we had a drama in our house recently. So I went downstairs to see DH and he was drinking vodka in the kitchen. I mentioned it to him and he said (along the lines of) Yeah so a little incentive gets then to sleep.
Is it just me or is this totally not how to get kids to do things?
Normally, I'd be freaking out, but when I phoned my mother, she didn't seem to understanf my problem.
I also spoke to one of my girlfriends and she thought it was funny.
Am I overreacting? I just don't want my kids to think they get money whenever they act right. We don't even have enough to buy them whatever they want anyway.