driving home, the boys were getting a bit too rowdy for me today.  i am struggling to discern if the problem is me, or them.  anyway, i yelled back to the back seat- “Boys!  geez, could you think of the person who is trying to drive up here?”

my youngest replied with a snarky remark.
so i stopped the car and told him he could walk the rest of the way home (it was only 4-5 blocks)
his brother decided to join him so he wouldn’t be by himself.
as i drove away they did not appear to be upset in the least.

when they arrive home they know that they will have to apologize, and in our home the sorry must always be accompanied with specifically what you are sorry for.

 the older one’s went like this;

 “I’m sorry mom for driving you crazy, will you please forgive me?”