Catherine and Charles decorated our wall in the living room, without us asking them to do so. I had a serious talk with them that coloring we do only on the paper and told them to clean the wall! So here they are, cleaning very seriously, I think they did get the message. Children are everywhere the same, all children do like to color the wall, don't they? We have to be creative in our disciplining them, it is hard sometimes, because we work in shifts and not everybody has the same limits. We try to, but it is not always happening. We give them a time out, when they do not listen. We put them under the naughty tree (variation of the naughty chair) The trees are all in front of our veranda, where we sit during the day, so we put them under the tree and we keep a good eye on them. It is very funny, we have sometimes three children sitting under the tree (different ones), till they are cooled off. But it works!!!
We just put our puppies together with our big dogs, to see how they are doing together. It seems to go well, so we will have them together from now on. The last week we put them at night in our laundry room, but they do start to make so much mess there.