The older boys were cleaning up the kitchen and their room when the doorbell rang. A women was at the door. She introduced herself as our neighbor to the right of us. She was pretty upset and said that our children were throwing toys, paper, and trash over the wall into her backyard. Declan and Cian were standing behind me at this time, I turned and looked at them both....guilty as sin looks on each of their faces. I asked Declan, "Who was throwing papers and toys over the wall?" He instantly pointed at Cian. I apologized to the women, but all she wanted me to do was look over the wall at the mess. She said she would not return the toys and turned around and walked away.
I proceeded to yell at both Declan and Cian, but more so at Declan as he is old enough to know better. I asked him, "Why didn't you stop them from throwing things over the wall?" He didn't answer me..."Were you throwing crap over the wall too?" I asked him...."yes" in a very soft voice. Well, at least he didn't lie to me again. Needless to say, they got to spend the rest of the day in their room after they cleaned up the backyard. No Wii or outside play until further notice. Just wait until thier father gets home from work!