This made me laugh because it sounds like Ry. When I tell him that he can't watch TV for 2 days he'll respond with "Did you say 3 days?" That's why I usually don't come up with punishments on my own - I get his input.But for the most part, he seems content with the predetermined punishments. Like he'll tell me, "I know I can't watch tv".
Also, my husband taught him chess and battleship - board games. He knows that if he is good for a couple days in a row, then his father will play a game with him while I occupy E. He loves earning privileges that make him feel like a big boy.
Hang in there.