We had a fairly slow morning, bit of tidying and cleaning and then we went off shopping. By the time we got back and put everything away (not that Smallest would help!), it was time for lunch so we had it in front of Kung Foo Panda. I made my sock monkey whilst I was watching (I had permission from Smallest, as long as I watched when he told me to). We played a few games and waited for Small to come home.
I taught them a new card game and told them it was one that we played when Grandma and Grandad and the Royals were here. They thought that was great and wanted to know when we could have cheese and crackers and crisps! cheeky Monkies!
When it was time for bed I said Small could stay up for ten minutes more at which point Smallest erupted and had a tantrum that lasted for an hour in total. I took away four of his precious soft toys, a puzzle and the contents of his Moneybox. He hit me, he screamed at small, he locked himself in our bedroom (luckily I know how to open it fromthe outside). He pulled all the covers off our bed (after I had changed all the sheets). Huffle rang in the middle of it all (he is out playing baseball or softball for work), and tried to reason with him but he didn't calm at all. Then he had a sit in (or lie in) in our bed, naked, with the window open where I left him for ten minutes to cool down (literally). Then I went up and had a quiet chat and told him I thought he should get into bed before Huffle came home and took more things off him. He had calmed down by then and cleaned his teeth, got his PJ's on and got into bed. I gave him three things back and told him he had to earn the others tomorrow.
All is quiet now. Am waiting for Huffle to come home and help me eat the Carrot and Tomato soup I have made.