They say that good fences make good neighbors.
This afternoon and evening he would go outside and call, "Hey you guuuuuyyys!" To his delight his friends would pop their heads over the fence and they would talk and tell jokes. I don't know why they didn't just hop the fence or go to each others houses.
I interrupted Cannon to go on a walk with George and I, but he resisted, "Mom, I'm talking to my fence friends!"
I especially love the boys' matching headlamps.
The "Crimes Against Humanity" log was my solution. I left them with the instructions that if there were problems to write them down and I'll deal with it when I get home.
What do you think? Would they use it?
#1 There is dust on the bananas (Ha, ha, aren't you clever!)
#2 The dust pan has been stolen (a likely excuse for not sweeping)
#3 The apples are missing (no, they're not-- they've all been eaten)
#4 Elinor is writing stupid stuff in the crimes against humanity notebook (there is no such thing as a stupid entry.)
#5 Bethany is hoarding the crimes against humanity book! (There is no limit on how many entries you can make)
#6 Elinor is making a mess! (Elinor, go clean up your mess)
#7 Clark said "Shut up" to Elinor (Clark, you know you may not say that to any member of this family. You need to apologize or you can't go to London's house on Saturday.)
#8 Clark is playing Super Mario Brothers without his stuff done. (This is a true crime against humanity. You may not do any computer today).
A mother's work is never done.