I’m in my study, working. Trying to push more hours into my 24 hour day. (If you have some to spare, please send them my way)
I hear the boys getting a tad upset with each other and then full-blown aggression explodes. I immediately summons them to the study. I don’t mind bickering but aggression is not acceptable and I try to stop it as soon as it starts.
I was not happy with what I heard and sent Quintus to the bathroom….time-out place in our home. I let him calm down before I walk and demand answers. I wanted to know why he acted the way he did. He didn’t answer and I asked again, get agitated.
He looks at me. He looks away. Looks at me. Away. Clearly trying to think of a way out of this. He realizes that he cannot stall this any longer and answers with:
“Nope. I have nothing“
I completely burst out laughing. Nothing like a sense of humor to diffuse a situation!