One day around 6 days into the safari I asked the kids to do something for me. It was pretty easy and it required one of them to walk back to our tent about 200 yards away from the lounge tent. They both refused. I explained there would be consequences. Still firm “no’s”. So I took their iPads and kindles away for 3 days. I thought they would be despondent and mad and depressed the whole time. I was willing to put up with that.
They were upset for 5 minutes. Then I heard laughter from the tent. Peals of laughter. This continued for the next several days. They horsed around with each other. They played endless hours of Uno. The interacted with us. They were bloody human again.