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Well, I found out the secret. She bribed them with two hours of extra screen time. We control their access to the computer (Owlboy) and switch (FirstLock) through our phones*. However FirstLock waited until 40 minutes before bedtime to try and claim his extra two hours. This is classic FirstLock. He eventually settled for the 40 minutes last night and an additional hour twenty the next day.


From my grandfather's time to now, we have transitioned from "Don't make me get my belt!" To "Don't make me get my Phone!" Really, the kids flinch when I go for my front pocket. I've actually heard, "Hey! What did I do?" when I pull out my phone to actually use it to make a call.
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