But it's clear Selma Blair is already teaching her 18-month-old son Arthur the advantages of good behaviour.
While Arthur would no doubt have preferred to be playing at the park he put up with his mother rushing him between appointments in Los Angeles on Thursday.
Who's a good boy? Selma Blair handed her son Arthur a sheet of stickers for his good behaviour as they ran errands in Los Angeles on Thursday
Mommy's little man! Selma gives her son a kiss
Delighted Arthur immediately began playing with the treat, and even chose one for his mother to wear on her coat.
The pair were wrapped up warmly against the chilly wet weather, wearing matching knitted beanies.
Mommy's little man! Arthur plays with his sticker sheet
The pair split last August amid reports of endless rows, and have since been co-parenting their son.
But they were pictured arm-in-arm on Wednesday, sparking rumours of a possible reconciliation.
The 40-year-old actress had been dating Jason since 2010 but their relationship crumbled amidst the stresses of first-time parenthood.
What a charmer! Sharing Arthur chose a sticker for his mommy to wear on her coat
Mommy's boy: The pair looked stylish in their matching knitted beanies
Selma is currently stars opposite Charlie Sheen on FX’s hit comedy Anger Management, which has just been renewed for a second season.
Catch me if you can! Arthur made his getaway as the pair continued their day
She told TV Week: 'Somehow I was just hanging on. But then it caught up with me – totally – and, since then, I’ve just fallen apart.
'I need to get myself back together so I can go back to work so I can pay for a house for this baby.'
Back together? Selma Blair was pictured walking arm in arm with Arthur's father, her ex-boyfriend Jason Bleick, on Wednesday