The Story of My Life
It has now been a little over a week since "The Incident" and I'll bet you're wondering: "Did it work?
Were the boys scared into submission? Are they on their best behavior?"
Well, yes and no.
Yes, it did have an impact. And hopefully it will curtail the worst of the physical violence for awhile.
But NO it did not stop the boys from fighting. Things around here are pretty normal; whining, teasing, tattling, fake crying, etc. In other words, life in a house full of boys.
So although you're welcome to use this as a cautionary tale for your own kids, (several friends already have) I don't know that I'd recommend it as sure fire way to improve behavior.
Turns out, I may have been the one MOST traumatized by the whole thing. Time will tell.
In the mean time, I'm going to an even higher authority than the base police: The Big Guy Upstairs. I'll be begging for extra help and intercession to keep all of us--the whole family--out of jail in the future. I could also use an extra large measure of patience to keep me in my "happy place."
Wish me luck...I need all the help I can get!!!