The "getting dressed race" usually works for us (until they fall out about who actually won, but by that time they are at least dressed.)
The "going to the toilet race" was one thought up by my 3 year old - it's not nearly as successful, and usually ends with the "loser" being escorted to the en-suite in floods of tears. Could be worse I suppose..... ;
Think I'll have to start doing the happy/grateful thing - for myself! Feeling very stressed at the moment, and I feel I'm seeing negatives everywhere, probably even where there are none. I'm sure it's rubbing off on the kids and hubby, and that's not good.
I need to get out running again, but I've got ANOTHER cold, which isn't helping stress levels at all.