Somehow I either start to get frustrated with the boys or they begin getting on one another nerves. We have tried plenty of things- running around outside, quietly reading books or playing alone in our rooms. Still they manage to bug one another.
My latest attempt- giving each of them jobs.
Landon sets the table- napkins, silverware, candle, and any other little things he can carry.
He is satisfied and then heads off to play for a few minutes while dinner is cooking.
William has started to help with the preparations. He loves chopping vegetables. Since that is a staple with our meals, I think I have him occupied for awhile.
It works. Plus they are learning valuable life skills.