Here's the thing. Honestly, I don't care if they fight so long as they don't touch each other and I don't have to listen to it. And this fight broke rule #2.
After several warnings, I sat them down to impose my new favorite consequence for making me listen to loud children : writing each other an apology note.
Jake, being the typical first child, sat down and wrote his note:
Translation: Dear Noa, I'm sorry I used bad manners to you and I will use better manners in the future and hope you'll forgive me and I'm very sorry I pushed you. (1) It was wrong to do and I'll use better manners. I'm also very sorry I got you into trouble too. Love, Jake.
Fine. Jake is released and goes into the next room to watch television with his friends.
Now Noa HATES to write. It's actually a little upsetting to me, since writing is one of my all-time favorite pastimes. But it does make for a good punishment for her. Maybe.
Dear Jake: I'm sorry for doing nothing, Noa. PS: I did not touch you :(
Nobody will ever accuse me of being the Queen of follow-thru, but there is no way I am going to accept this. Noa points out that there is no more hotel stationary and I counter by showing her that the back of her note is blank. Back to the desk Noa heads.
Noa took advantage of the fact that the hotel stationary was unlined.
Translation: Dear tattle tail, I'm sorry. I won't do it again. NoaThis now poses a dilemma for SG: should she submit it to Passive aggressive notes.com or save it for her own blog? Noa takes advantage of SG's confusion and escapes to watch tv. The end.
1) So in writing this note Jake also admitted to breaking rule #1, but at this point, I have bigger fish to fry. Well, I guess technically a littler fish. But a little, mean fish, like those miniature sharks. Or an electric eel.