Kids playing with pee

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Registered: 08-24-2007
Kids playing with pee
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Thu, 08-14-2008 - 6:53pm

I can't believe I'm even having to type this.

I walked into the basement to find my 7 yo son & 6 yo step son peeing in a cup. Outside the bathroom was my 6 yo step daugther waiting with a spoon in her hand. Apparently SS had come up with the idea for the boys to pee and then SD to drink it. Gross I know.
This is not the first time we have had problems with peeing being an issue. However we thought any issues were resolved. Apparently not.

I don't know what to do. I do not know what an effective punishment for this is. Short of taking away their playroom so that they cannot play unsupervised....but I do have 2 other young kids here so that is going to be a rather long jail sentence for all of us for the rest of summer if that is the only consequence I can come up with! They are not allowed toys in their bedrooms and bcs I have young kids they arent allowed to play with magnetix, lego, barbies etc in the main floor living room. (Not to mention the mess that we prefer to keep out of our living room, hence why they have a playroom!)

Has anyone dealt with any situation like this before or have any creative ideas on how to deal with this situation.
I just had my 5th baby, we have been through so many things with a blended family and yet I have not the faintest clue what to do......

Melissa ~ The key to enjoying a chaotic life is embracing chaos as life!
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Registered: 07-09-2001
Thu, 08-14-2008 - 8:22pm
What about allowing them each to pick out a toy and bring it to the living room or their bedroom to play with it alone? Then bring it back one at a time (kid).
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Registered: 08-24-2007
Thu, 08-14-2008 - 11:05pm
That does seem like the most likely solution at this point. But - my 2 yo's toys are in the living room and he LOVES to share with them (strange, I know). So how do I deal with that when he wants to share?
Melissa ~ The key to enjoying a chaotic life is embracing chaos as life!
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Registered: 07-09-2001
Fri, 08-15-2008 - 9:08am
Tell him to leave them at the door of his siblings =)
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Registered: 04-02-2008
Fri, 08-15-2008 - 6:33pm

I think the curiousity is normal behavior, but I agree to need to try to curb it.

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