Well, it’s backfired a little.
You see, my bugz have discovered that they LOVE this empty room. They have a mattress on the floor, a throw blanket, and occasionally they have earned their pillows and stuffed princesses back.
I say “occasionally” because they tend to lose those items the morning after they get them back due to excessive whining and fighting.
So, while it’s obvious that I haven’t emotionally scarred them for life, I haven’t really made much headway in the discipline arena. They have a big empty room to run around and scream in. They love it. There’s zero motivation to get anything back.
The novelty of listening to Mommy has worn off.