My kids are driving me crazy. I put them to bed a good half an hour ago, and since then this herd of elephants has taken over the second floor.
I'm at a loss. When they just don't want to go to bed, I don't mind if they read. But that would be too easy. No, instead they have to incite chaos. T likes to take items from the hamper and line them up outside the bathroom door while I wash my face. Or dump them down the stairs. Sometimes J will suggest things for T to do, and T is only too happy to comply.
I threaten them with all sorts of things. I dangle carrots (buying lunch or ice cream at the lake instead of bringing snacks from home), but they don't seem to care. They still misbehave. Apparently a cheeseburger from the canteen isn't worth going straight to bed. Even tomorrow night's watermelon bingo event isn't enough to get them to lay down. I was really looking forward to going to that stupid bingo tomorrow night.
I guess the upside is that I haven't yet spent a penny at the canteen this summer.