They all congregated in the girls' room to formulate a plan of action. I could here every word and was quit amused to here them going back and forth about choosing the right path (girls mostly) and all the good things they should do. Colton immediately ran to the freezer and chowed down on an ice cream sandwich. When the kids scolded him, he said, "mom said we could do whatever we wanted." He knew exactly what he wanted--so he did it (interesting how he obeys when I tell him he can do whatever he wants).
I finally recovered myself. Lectured them at length about how lucky they are to have books and pencils and paper and the opportunity to learn......yada yada yada.........and we returned to the three Rs as usual.