Yes, I did let them watch "A Minute to Win it" (Brooks' favorite new show) on the laptop one day after lunch. Sometimes you just have to do what it takes in order to empty the dishwasher!!
I am buying about 2-3 boxes of Popsicles a week (for Brooks and the neighbors). We have had to set a limit of 2 a day or Brooks would eat the entire box in a day. Braden wants one sooooo bad and we have let him have a few licks. I made him some apple juice Popsicles the other day. He loves them!