"Of all the animals, the BOY is the most unmanageable!" ~ Plato

1.09.2009

It has HIT the fan!

Yesterday, during the short car ride to drop the boys at their various schools, Jake and Tucker were literally trying to KILL each other. This is not the first time these two have gotten into it physically but it may very well be the last time. I decided then and there that my "24/7" plan was going in to effect. When Jon and Jake used to fight when they were younger, there were times when I would actually strap them together, forcing them to learn to work together. It always worked. SO, I've decided to go back to my parenting roots and am doing the same thing with Jake and Tucker. Last night, after MUCH effort from my and Jared's part, the boys are now roommates. Jake is PISSED, to say the least. I had wanted to sit him down and tell him once Jared got home but Tanner being Tanner, let it slip. Holy cow! Jake flipped out and demolished his room. It was the craziest I think I've ever seen him. BUT, I've decided that I'm not cutting him any slack any more and he was made to clean it up. I think overall, I WILL get the desired results. Failure isn't an option for me. He WILL behave in a kind way to Tucker. I am so sick of him picking on Tucker. They're both grounded until next Thursday so they will have nothing but time to spend with each other. Pray for us! This could get real ugly.

8 comments:

Natalie said...

Good luck. My boys share a room & fight all the time. But whenever I try to separate them to give them "space" they just end up back together.

~Sheila~ said...

I make them ask questions politely to each other "Dominique will you please leave me alone", "Devyn would you mind shutting your mouth"..Oh yeah..I forgot that gets sarcastic after awhile.

What am I talking about?...Mine are all split up.

Rachael said...

I just wrote a post this morning, about my two younger boys driving my oldest boy absolutely crazy!

He is 17 and very tolerant to a point, but when he breaks...it's not pretty! They run like mad from him....

The younger two also fight like cats and dogs with each other...but are best friends again in about 20 minutes!

Boys....don't ya just love 'em :-)

Maggie said...

Oh boy!!! That could get ugly... but I agree with you - what a great plan!!! =) Good luck; I hope nothing too distructive happens - lol

April said...

good luck! my mother in law used similar tactics with my husband and his brother - they're very close now :-)

Tracey said...

Dude, you've got the prayers. GOOD LUCK.

angie said...

Your little drummer is beyond cute......let us know how the Parent trap thing goes......I think it's going to work wonderfully! :)

I am Boymom said...

Mine have days when they just can't figure out how to be nice to each other. I'm sending positive thoughts out into the Universe for you and the boys! Side note: my sister and I used to fight sooo bad, now we are best friends.