I needed some time off from the kids today. I have zero guilt for feeling that way too. So...after dealing with quite a bit of bickering I sent them all to their rooms for ONE HOUR. As you can see I've got a little over a half hour left. I told them to clean their rooms from top to bottom and if they finished before the hour was up then they could read...but unless someone was bleeding...they were to not come down stairs until the bell rings. Can you hear the quiet? SHHH. Of course Griffin is making his cute baby noises but other than that....it's just the tapping of the computer keys and the humming of the dishwasher.
I think I'll do this every day from 4-5.