Well, with all the bickering and fits happening I had it. I have shut down for the month and am refusing to do much. I feel they have become too dependent on me and they need to fend for themselves. (So far I think it's working. ;-)
Because of this I have also reverted to a skill my kids learned at Montessori .... sewing.
LOVING the focus and attention to detail!
I have also bought myself a plan board. This way I can write down things for them to work on and they can wipe it off with pride! :-)
We'll see how well it goes.