...Is when Mamma comes back home from office.
Pleasantries are exchanged and then Ojas & Tejas move to better topics like- quarreling with Mamma and each other, being stubborn, biting Mamma, screaming, head banging, hitting each other & Mamma, crying, wiping their nose on my clothes- looks like the bottled up emotions of the entire day and the pressure of being nice with their grandma gets a release at the end of the day when I come back home.
So when Tejas wiped his nose on my clothes and left a small snot on my dress, I picked up that offending snot and read him his rights-
1. Cry and I wipe the nosie on your face
2. Laugh till I count to 100 and I throw the nosie away
What Mamma couldn't achieve, his own tiny black snot could achieve- he laughed in the most efficient way- with minimum spend of energy, at times just smiling when he found my attention wavering.
And after a spot of good behaviour he went back to being his bity self. So I just said I am going to throw Tejas into the dustbin and get a new Tejas from the veggie market. That Tejas will not bite me, will not cry and only smile.
Ojas immediately supported me and "phoned" for a new Tejas and also said let's take the bag and pick up a new Tejas
After a while I put my finger to his mouth and said, let me check if this is the New Tejas or the Old one, the new Tejas will not bite.
And this "new" Tejas did not bite, he just smiled
I am seriously amazed at my capability!