Brett and I have a rule that if the boys get out of bed at night, they get their "pets" taken away for the night. This evening a little after bedtime we heard Peter out of his bed, so Brett went up to "regulate".
Brett - Peter, you got out of bed, so I am taking your monkeys.
Peter - (cue instant tears) NOOOOOOOOO
Brett - Peter, you know the rules. Get back in bed and you can have them tomorrow.
Peter - (continues throwing fit) But I NEEEEEEED my baby monkey!!
Aaron - Daddy, that is NOT NICE! Give Peter back his monkeys!
Brett - Aaron, Peter lost them because he got out of bed and so lost his privilege.
Aaron - Well, I'll count to 20 for time out and then you give them back. 1-2-3-4-5-20, you can give them back now, Daddy.
Nice try Aaron.