#3 has decided to start showing his anger at situations by slamming doors. Today, as the temperature is approaching 70 degrees (in March!), he was booted out of the house to play, use his bow and arrow, dig, find worms, gather eggs and anything else his little heart desired. (Peace and quiet was required by mother-5 hours of sleep is just not enough.)
"Mom? Can't I stay inside until Charles comes home?"
"No. Please go outside."
argument back and forth about the decree for him to go outside
Stomp. Stomp. Stomp. SLAM!
#6 was asleep. I can hear her now. grrrr I don't know about other mamas but I need some quiet time during the day and his actions just ended my quiet time. I got a whole 7 minutes today.
I follow him out to the mudroom, grab an ear and bring him back to the door. He had to practice closing it correctly 50 times.
He was still booted out of the house but he knows how to close the door correctly now. And he is in charge of his baby sister until quiet time is over.
Let the quiet time begin....