My siblings and I often refer to ourselves as our parent's slaves. It's a smart idea; have kids and make them do everything for you. Of course in reality parents are constantly working for their childrens. None the less, as the second youngest in a family of 5 kids, I felt like a servant in my home sometimes. Today, while I don't have kids of my own, I'm able to enslave my neices.
Contrary to the beliefe the kids don't like to clean, I think kids will do anything as long as you present it well. When I'm around my neices everything is worth clapping for.
When my mom tells me to do the dishes after dinner I just tempt me neice, "Ooooh Trinie, wanna help Aunt Jenny do some dishes!?" As long as I soudn excited, she is excited. Likewise, just last week I had my 2 year old neice drying and my 10 year old neice putting everything away.
Another thing I've learned about kids is that often, if they have a grandmother, they constantly expect, "TREATS." The above advertisment reads, "They'll still think it's a reward. Popsicle Fruity Kanuti. Heart Foundation approved." I'd say a healthy popsicle is great incentive for kids to do some chores around the house.
But my mother gives the kids treats for absolutely anything. "Oh Desi you drew a circle? Have a scoop of ice cream." "Ana you sneezed! Have some Cheerios." "Oh you just sat down at dinner without spilling anything, have some pie." It doesn't matter what the girls do. Grandma just wants to bring a smile to their faces.
Now that I think of it, isn't that what trade show giveaways are? Treats? In fact, I believe that all promotional products are special treats no matter if they're for a classroom of kids or a nursing home full of seniors.