Bribery is a beautiful thing

Today was spent with the whole family in ‘domesticated bliss’.  I decided it was time to work as a family and clean the bedrooms TOGETHER as a family, and today was also declared a ‘NO Nintendo DS or computer technology day’. So it is with the voices of Justine Clarke ‘I Like To Sing’SNACK ‘Oh Have You Heard?’ and the CD ‘When I Grow Up’ by ABC in the background we began & completed our tasks with TOTAL SUCCESS!  3 clean bedrooms, a kitchen, a laundry and a living area.

So how did I do it?  With the promise that if we all helped each other we would celebrate at The Pancake Parlour.


And so it was we enjoyed a meal at The Pancake Parlour.  We highly recommend the Pancake Parlour for kid friendly fun with the ‘funny mirrors’, the ‘pancake train’ that runs on the hour every hour, colouring pictures for the kids with crayons to use, and fast and friendly service.  We had a lovely time and it was a lovely reward for all our hard work.


The Pancake Parlour is exclusive to Melbourne with the exception of one in Canberra.  Also, we managed to get 25% off using our Entertainment Book coupon.  Bargain! It’s also worth subscribing to the Pancake Parlour e-newsletter for exclusive member offers.

  • Have you been to the Pancake Parlour? 
  • I’d love to hear your experiences and your favourite ‘family eating hang outs’

P.S.  Hoping today’s exercise teaches the kids that rewards do come with hard work…….

2 Responses to “Bribery is a beautiful thing!”

  1. SquiggleMum Says:
    May 17th, 2009 at 10:39 pmThat’s not bribery… that’s an excellent use of an appropriate incentive!!! (We clean to Justine too – she’s going on tour soon. Very exciting.)
  2. Michelle Says:
    May 18th, 2009 at 8:43 amIt is a lovely thing to do! We have just now started to try 1 hour every Sunday where my 3 & 1 yo are encouraged to help tidy the house with their Dad and I. So far they see it as a good excuse to play with toys they have not seen in a few days but the idea is for us to (some day!) have a family that pitches in to keep the home that we all live in, in some kind of livable state.And yes! Bribery is a beautiful thing! lol

Addition 24th April 2014:  Canberra store is no longer in operation, therefore Melbourne is the only place to enjoy The Pancake Parlour.  Check out all locations here 

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