A new use for the Naughty Step:
1. Loud burp by Mummy.
2. Chorus of 'Mummy! On the Step!' from the boys
3. Mummy retreats onto the step (with a cup of tea) for 10 minutes of peace, quiet and relaxation (sadly the full 37 minutes that my age merits is not an option). The boys sit wide eyed, thrilled with the egalitarian nature of the household where everyone has to go on the step for bad behaviour.
It is what they call a Win Win situation.