As punishment for the Mother's Day mega-tantrum, my husband removed all my son's toys for one week. After that, he can earn them back, one by one. Meanwhile, I'm inwardly groaning. No toys or videos means more work for me.
Andrew has an invincible, can't-get-me-down attitude. It's one of the strengths of his character, but it can make effective punishment hard to find. If you sentenced him to sleeping outside, he would say, "Great, I love camping." No TV? "My books make movies in my mind." No toys? "I can always make my own out of sticks and leaves."
He spent the afternoon making a miniature camp-out... ...complete with marshmallows for roasting!