They were arguing and fighting over who was supposed to clean what and who was doing the most cleaning. Yada yada yada, I made a threat.
I don't know where I heard this, possibly one of you out there, but one mom said when her boys were fighting so much, she tied them together and they had to figure out how to get along for the remainder of the day. Eating, playing, etc. By the end of the day, they were agreeable.
So I told this story to my two little boys, as a threat mind you. THEY decided to try it. They stood side by side and tied their inner legs together and then their inner arms. Laughter began almost immediately. Then talks of how to pee and poop. So off to the bathroom they went together to pee. They decided it would be hard to do the other. Thank goodness.
Then back to the room, falling all over the place, giggling because it was hard to put this toy away or that one without cooperation. This went on for about 30 minutes before the luster began to wear off.
The room was almost clean and they were no longer fighting.