Yes the ice cube is a 'punishment ' thing as it tickles them. On a 32 degree day like today they are not going to get upset over it. Again it's a last resort.
Thank you @peanutmonkey, @Sonja, @kw123 and @AmyEL for believing that I wouldn't scar my kids. As @anewme said, not all of us have the luxury of getting up when we want. With dh away all the time it's a one parent show here and I do my best. I'm not apologizing for parenting my kids my way.
wifey of hubby who is always away. mother of two girls who are always amusing.