They're going through a phase right now.
When these two aren't pummeling each other... lovingly, of course, *cough* they're on a hysterical laughing kick.
The other day at the dinner table, the boys kept goofing off and showed no interest in eating, just pushing and poking each other while laughing hysterically.
I was waiting for a cup of juice or a plate of food to get knocked to the floor and suddenly wished I hadn't bothered to sweep it.
Both Hubby and I asked them to calm down but to no avail, they were too busy laughing at each other to pay us any attention. They were starting to get rather wild.
We finally busted out the word "consequence" and said if they didn't settle down and eat, they'd be getting some.
A slight pause, more hysterical laughing.
Fine. No treats after dinner.
A pause, some whining... more hysterical laughter.
Fine, then no game time on the kindle tomorrow.
A pause, some intense whining and crying... more hysterical laughing.
Fine, you guys can clean the bathrooms, the basement, and fold all the laundry!
Weeping, wailing, gnashing of teeth... more hysterical laughing.
Everything we said was met with hysterical laughter and accompanied by the simple explanation from them that, "We just can't stop laughing!"
I'm already seeing their teenage-hood flash before my eyes....
Then there was bedtime the very next night.
Just use your imagination. I'm sure you can figure out what happened.
Maybe it's the hair.