…and your 4 year old beam.
Step 1 Choose some nice cosy sweatshirt fleece.
Step 2 Make a nice practical dress with big pockets.
Step 3 Send subliminal messages to your child by placing a tub of gold fabric paint in her room, then move it to the kitchen, then the bathroom – but say nothing.
Step 4 Show your child the dress you have made.
Now for the clever bit…
Step 5 Ask your child if she likes the dress.
Child says ‘yes but can I have some gold’.
See what I did there?
Step 6 Paint gold dots on dress as if it was all your child’s idea.
Step 7 Show the dress to your child and watch her beam.
Step 8 (Optional) take her to the Saatchi Gallery to…
Fabric: Black sweatshirt fleece from a box under my bed.
Location: Saatchi Gallery, King’s Road, London.
Verdict from Scout: Two thumbs up.
Have you ever tried sending sneaky subliminal messages to your child?