Both boys are crying right now. Loudly, might I add. My dear husband is off at work, and I'm looking for a good pair of ear plugs to drown out the noise.
Andy is crying because he's on time out. He's on time out because he was playing Wii with his brother and they were having a hard time play nicely. After breaking up a few petty arguments, I told them to turn the Wii off. Now.
That was followed by lots of yelling, begging, and comments such as, "You are so mean!" or my personal favorite, "You are the meanest Mommy ever!!!" Yep. That's me. I'm just looking for ways to ruin your day.
It all started because Andy was doing his vocal stemming while he played. Andy hums. He ALWAYS does this when he's concentrating, when he's upset, when he's excited, when he's angry, etc. He ALWAYS hums when he plays the Wii. For some reason, this was irritating Nate tonight and he kept yelling at Andy to stop.
Well, as you SPD parents know, most of the time the SPD kiddos don't realize they are stemming when they are doing it. And, besides that, Andy HATES for someone to point it out. Andy angrily explained to Nate that they only way he could "beat" the level on whatever game they were playing was to "make the noise."
Nate didn't care for that explanation, so there was lots of yelling back and forth, then apparently some pushing and shoving, and then Andy had enough. You can only push him so far before he "snaps." I heard a loud "thump", then a wail from Nate, and then Andy came running up the stairs quick as lightening.
I asked, "What did you just do to your brother?"
"Nothing!" he yelled, followed by a long stream of runon sentences in his really rapid speech.
Thus the time out incident. Because I am the meanest Mom ever.
And they wonder why I only allow them 30 minutes of Wii time a day.
I have a feeling it's going to be a long night.