I don't know what's wrong with my boys. It's like they do the exact opposite of everything they know to be the right thing and then either don't care about the consequences, or have massive melt down tantrums.
I just left them both in the bathroom for 5 minutes while I dressed dd; came back to powder and creams all over the floor, as well as baby nurofen, and those bottles are so tiny the stuff is like liquid gold to my teething dd. I gave them what-for, they gave me nothing.
This morning at 5:15 they didn't like me forcing them to stay quiet and in their beds til 6; their room is trashed. Books everywhere, beds pulled apart. Their toilet has cleaner spurted all over it, paper all on the floor. Again their response in non-plussed.
They were told this afternoon to put a new hose out the back, one decided to get the scissors and cut off the tape that keeps it coiled when you buy it. Again they were told to put it outside, and they mucked around with it through three more stern warnings from me til df lost it and yelled at them. Not before they tried to stretch it through the house though.
This is just a small sample of today. This behaviour has been going for a couple of weeks. We've already taken their wii and ds's. if they could be nice without melting down or doing plain crazy stuff for just a few consecutive hours they would be rewarded with getting their things back, but it seems to be impossible!
They're nearly 6, and so I know foresight and guessing consequences is still a ways away for them, but it's really tiring me out, all this extra work I'm having to do because of the weird or silly stuff they do?!
Does anyone else have this problem?!