ungrateful brats delightful little angels outside to play is an option. But if it rains and you don’t let them back in the house people start looking at you funny. One excellent alternative (and it might even be good for them) is to hand them a book and tell them to shut up and read it.
Even better… a set of five books! Even the most precocious of children is going to take a while to get through 1,840 pages. And as it happens Amazon has the perfect offering right now in Percy Jackson and the Olypians. It’s a paperback boxed set (well you can get hardback but then it starts to get a little pricey) that includes: The Lightning Thief, The Sea of Monsters, The Titan’s Curse, The Battle of the Labyrinth, and The Last Olympian
And at about $26 for hours of headache relief… well it really is a bargain.
The books are actually pretty decent too.