Monday, September 20, 2010

Sibling Rivalry


Do you have it? What do you do about it?
I would like to think we have had a pretty good run here. Overall my kids haven't caused me much stress growing up, when it came to getting along. However over the summer that all changed my oldest two boys (10 and 8) have been going at it non stop.You could say 2 of my 3 princes are not acting all that princely ( is that a word). This is so new to me that I am unsure how to handle it.
If one of them has something the other is taking it. If one of them asks to do something the other stops dead in the tracks to get to it first. It is driving me insane!! Fortunately my younger two have no part  in this, but if I hear... Mom, Mommy MAAA!!!! He did this, he touched me, he is looking at me one more time............... AHHHHH!!!
Really it's down to the petty he looked at me..Really what is the proper response to he looked at me? Stop looking at your brother?
So I was just curious if this is something you deal with it or have you been blessed with angels I once had?
I also have to add that I may frame that image cause that sums it up...Little Miss Innocent ( so she believes) Gia watching her crazy brothers..lol

7 comments:

Becky Jane said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

When I was a younger mom I would always intervene...now that I've been Mom-ing for over 30 years I have learned to just let them figure it out themselves and my comment is usually 'you're big enough to take care of this yourself, just remember to treat him the way you would want to be treated'. The only time I do intervene is when things get way out of hand and they need to be separated.
i have found this helps them solve their own problems...
Hope this was helpful,
Becky Jane

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Colleen (Shibley Smiles) said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Wow 10 and 8 I'm surprised you have been able to make this far. My boys are 13 and 10 and EVERYTHING is a competition who gets the front seat, who can eat the fastest, who is the smartest.

They are constantly bickering but at the same time they are the closest brothers they can't stand it when one or the other is gone.

I usually let them work things out unless I feel like the argument is getting too one sided, to loud, or to physical.

Colleen

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