This story comes to us from a reader in India:

The Flood Evacuation Story

My boys, aged 7 & 5, had just returned sweaty and tired from outdoor play and needed to shower. A couple of gentle reminders didn’t help.
Just then , a quirky idea popped into my head and I announced in an official Voice that there was a flood in the bathroom and that ducky 🐥, froggy 🐸 and turtle 🐢 need help. And the government needs brave firefighters to help.
My boys ran into the bathroom, showered themselves and their bath toys and came out. I gave them a badge (those received as party favours from endless birthday parties they get invited to ) each to honour their efforts.
They love this pretend play and I have used it many times since then.

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