When something out of the ordinary happens in the house we asked the boys, “Who did this?” There’s been a few incidents lately. Someone left a puddle on the bathroom floor, dirty laundry is scattered throughout the house, or garbage (mostly paper) is removed from the trash can in the office.
No one confesses. It’s usually their body language that gives them away. I don’t believe in discipline after the crime. Each incident is turned into a educational moment for everyone. As the mess is being cleaned up, I’m explaining how this type of behavior is a big “no no”. Then everything returns back to normal. Chaos and all.
For those of you with (fur) kids, I’m sure this sounds familiar.
P.S. The photo above is from last Fall. Makes me think of the cool nights and colorful leaves. Almost ready for the season.