Inhabiting a proudly kid-free space since 1982.
Kid free here as well... probably the best for the future of humanity
Your back is turned too much.
Thats pretty extreme unless they're tweaked out teenagers
The rule in my house growing up:
If you disobey and break something because you disobeyed, you get your *** torn up with a belt. Needless to say, my brother and I were very careful to listen to our parents. Problem solved. People need to stop being so namby-pamby with their kids and show them that actions create consequences.
My son is grown now, and has three kids, ages 13, 11, and 7. He would never have dared to act like that, and neither do his kids.
noo. not that bad. The worse my boys do is get toys & their clothes everywhere.. my lil one colored on the walls and he would splash around real bad during bath time and get the floor soaked but.. not flooding.. he's turning 4 in a few months and he's growing out of it.. and hasn't done either in a while.. both jump on my couches rarely... overall I would say they're good kids. :]
Yes, I pretty much let them run the place and just kind of sit off in the distance with a fire extinguisher in one hand and my thumb on speed dial in case they mutiny again.