I'm in my bedroom with the laptop because it's late afternoon on Friday and I am done. DONE. D-O-N-E.
The kids started fighting over which one of them should be on the computer about an hour ago so I intervened and thought I straightened it out. The fight continued though and I retreated.
Some people would call that giving up but I call it teaching independent conflict management. Real world life lessons, people.
At some point the fighting turned into rambunctious play fighting, which is still annoying but less so and it was then that I overheard:
"Dude, don’t give mom more material for her blog. That's what's about to happen. Do you WANT the world to know about this? I’m telling you to put some pants on and chill out before you end up embarrassing the whole internet. "
I'm intrigued. But still not enough to go out there and investigate.
But also, thank you for being a positive parenting influence. We're doing good work here.
(Someone just said they can't breathe which pretty much means I have to go out there, although I am sure he can breathe since he's also yelling.)