Her dad read her the riot act about behaviour last Saturday; perfect until last night, then back into the old habits. It's her birthday tomorrow, and I'm hoping the behaviour is just down to a combination of end-of-year tiredness and over-excitement!
old friend of mine used to recommend manufacturing a huge argument at the beginning of the holidays. she'd shout and rant and the children would get slapped and cry. then the rest of the holidays would go beautifully.