This week Ben and Tom have been fighting and yelling a lot this week. As a result, the strikes have been adding up against them for Family Fun Night. Sam and Walt have earned zero strikes, but Ben and Tom have been racking them up left and right.
As a team, the boys have 30 potential chances over the course of the week to lose Family Fun Night. Anytime they do something we don’t like, or they don’t do something they’re supposed to, they’ll get a strike on a chart we keep on the fridge. That’s basically one strike per kid per day.
Last night Tom and Ben used up 4 in less than 5 minutes.
So now, with Family Fun night at risk at less than 15 strikes remaining before Friday, this morning Sam presented me with the fancy schmancy document you see in this picture. It was titled, “The Family Fun Night Compromise” and reads as follows:
On Nov. 28th, is the next Family Fun Night. If Ben and Tom keep getting striks(sic), it will not happen. So I subject that if they strik (sic) out, and me and Walter don’t get any the whole week, Ben and Tom will go to bed and me and Walter will have family fun night. But if we get any, then no fun for anyone.
He tried to get us to sign it. But considering that their brothers often fight and do other stupid stuff right in front of the older brothers, and the older brothers rarely try to stop them, this “compromise” would go against the spirit of teamwork Jennifer and I are trying to foster.
In other words, Sam, tough luck. 🙂