Let me introduce you to my new improvisation to creative problem solving — the “get-along shirt” for the boys. When a situation called for it, this might be the most effective solution to bring them closer. I mean, literally, they were very close to each other.
So instead of the “We are on the same boat” phrase, I told them to say to each other, “we are in the same shirt. Peace y’all!” This will stop the bickering and fighting.
And once they were trapped together in the shirt, they found it funny and laughed it off. Problem solved, for now, until the next one calls for it again!