⚠warning: long post!⚠ Keeping it real beautiful peeps.
I have mr5 and mr7 who, in the grand scheme of life are usually very well behaved boys. Yes, they argue (who doesn't?) between each other but generally they get along very well and the bond between them is unbelievably strong (a joy to watch)
So this weekend they decided to mix that all up. (Keep mumma on her toes hey?!! 😂) They argued, they bickered, they faught, they argued with me, talked back to me, kicked doors, threw shoes on the roof etc etc etc....then 4pm Sunday it all went quiet, they were playing harmoniously together and I just knew something was up. 😨😨 They'd decided to do 'Science experiments' with petrol.
They didn't get hurt I must add but they stank of petrol, they'd spilt petrol in my workshop, outside and needless to say after their behaviour the entire weekend I was livid.
So I took punishment to another level. (Time outs was not going to cut it and I had had enough. I could not even speak to them anymore.)
After extensive showering and cleaning; they sat at the kitchen table and wrote out lines "I will never EVER play with petrol EVER again".
It took over 2 hours but they sat there and wrote. They hardly spoke. If they did, it was to ask questions about their lines. (20 for mr7 / 10 for mr5)
So today I'm taking it easy. I deserve it. It's really hard work sometimes being a mumma and I'm emotionally tired.
I am a little chuffed with myself though - I've found a great alternative to time outs and definately more productive; writing lines.
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