Today’s Word: cajole

May 22, 2018 =========

☆  cajole  おだてる


To cajole someone into doing something means to get them to do it after persuading them for some time. As a parent, I often find myself cajoling my kids into doing things! And this time, I’m not even talking about cleaning up! Ha ha.

Yep it’s true, I even have to cajole them into doing things that they enjoy doing. Swimming lessons. I have to cajole them each week. Soroban lessons – oh my – you wouldn’t believe how much my younger son “hates” going to Soroban lessons. Every week I cajole him into going, by buying him a frozen coke from McDonalds! Even in winter… the funny thing (well, actually annoying thing) is that he loves Soroban classes when he is there. He studies hard and does well. So why am I wasting my money on a drink from McDonalds each week?? Hmmm….

Do you ever have to cajole people in your life to do things?