Yaya discovered a magical trick.
Foaming Window Cleaner
The ability to write backwards doesn't hurt.
Draw pictures and write their names on this oh-so-accessible picture window, and the boys will actually beg to clean it.
Is this wrong? I think, no. They have fun, they learn letters, my window gets clean. Win. Win. Win.
And it doesn't hurt that it tires them out. Well - that and the REI trip, the birthday party, and the no-nap day. He crashed about 10 minutes after painting time with Yaya - hence the painting shirt.
From there to his bed and not a peep til morning.