My in-laws are local so they babysit the kids sometimes. They actually remove the children from my house and take them to their house. It is a brilliant scheme. For me.
When they bring the kids back, my MIL tells me how the kids were and what they did and stuff. They are usually pretty good. Sometimes they are very good.
But as she says goodbye, what I'm really thinking is:
The door shuts. She is gone. And almost instantly:
And then the destruction begins:
Which brings me to…
Crappy Law of Parenting #9 (crazy behavior stockpiling)
The better a child behaves for someone else, the more crazy they will be when they return.
They store up the crazy. Stockpile it until they get home.
Here are the first 8 Crappy Laws of Parenting. It has been a while since I added one! I'm still planning on picking a few from the (many awesome) comments on that post, thanks again for all your comments!