The Fighting

The Fighting

At a follow up appointment at the Dentist this morning the receptionist came to ask me if they were both mine. I asked why, and she said that they were getting along so well and playing so nicely  she thought maybe they were friends. (Clearly a fellow mom).

Was She Really Talking About My Kids?

At that point I actually considered the fact that maybe there were other children waiting with her in the waiting area as surely she couldn’t be talking about my two!

Maybe it was the hysterical screaming from me in the car the entire five minute drive from home to the dentist rooms where I threatened them to within an inch of their lives that if they embarrassed me at the Dentist I was going to throw away their Stikeez collection, cancel the beach holiday and tell Father Christmas.

Why do I have to turn into a raging screaming lunatic before anyone hears me!?!

I have to say that I am sick to death of their fighting! Everything is a blady competition. Everything!

Sibling Rivalry Joke - Fighting Kids

I’m not going to take one side over the other either, they are both to blame. The constant teasing, snatching, attention seeking, competitive arguing and “me first” is seriously wearing me down and we’re only two weeks into the school holiday with another five to go.


This picture I found on Pinterest is the EXACT reason I rearranged the sofas in the lounge yesterday. They now have to share a two-seater or sit off center from the TV – heaven forbid!

Kids Fighting over the sofa
Their constant bickering is the ONLY reason I am dreading our upcoming Road Trips! Trapped in a car with them for six hours at a time hearing:

  • “Give me that”;
  • “that’s mine”;
  • “mom, she took my toy”;
  • “mommy, she’s touching me”;
  • “mom, she’s looking at me”;
  • “mommy, she’s looking out my window” (I shit you not!);
  • “moooom, she won’t share with me!” 

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Judge me all you like but yesterday I stopped their fight and offered to get them a stick each ‘so they can do it properly’. They looked at me blankly and then turned back to each other … and carried on fighting!

I’m exhausted and I haven’t even packed yet! I will definitely need to pack some ice cold Savannah’s in the cooler-box to get me there without losing my sh*t!

Please, I’m begging someone to tell me they eventually grow out of it, like in the next month?! Anyone?

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  1. No… They don’t. I’m 42… ‘Nuff said. B-)

    Could it be that you threaten without following up on them?
    My neighbour shrieks and screams and NEVER follows up and so the kids run riot. B-(

    1. Haha … you must be a crazy lady! Enjoy the fact that they barely know the other one is there! It’s all downhill after that! Lol

  2. I also hate it, I have four kids and our summer holidays are 9 weeks. One time I sent two of them to sit in the bathroom together until they sorted it out as it’s the most boring room in the house. Kids are immature so we should expect immature behaviour from them. They need time to grow up and good role models because they learn best by copying. Here’s a article I’d highly recommend I read just yesterday on all of this.
    This sentence makes you think: ‘We often get the impression from the world around us that the goal of parenting is to produce a compliant, well-behaved child. While these are certainly desirable qualities for most parents, they are not core qualities that contribute to a happy and healthy human.’

  3. Reblogged this on Mom Of Two Little Girls and commented:

    This is still going on. Every. Single. Day!

    Any advice on how to stop them is much appreciated.

    Alternatively a recommendation for something stronger than wine?!

  4. I don’t have kids but I teach and everyone of them has a love/hate relationship. One minute they are friends and the next they want to kill each other. I often tell them that they do not have to like each other all the time but they WILL respect each other all the time. I tell them that if they can’t get along today then stay away from each other. This usually is effective at recess when they both want to have fun. I will say, If you want to fight then both of you can’t play kickball. It isn’t fair for me to choose so both of you have to go pick a different game. They then quickly try to say they are friends haha. Maybe something like that will work. If they want to fight over sitting in the good TV spot then neither can watch TV until they get along/compromise? Good luck and I kind of agree with what the woman up top said. I don’t have kids yet and I kind of look forward to these crazy moments when I am ripping my hair out.

  5. “Why do I have to turn into a raging screaming lunatic before anyone hears me!?!” I have said this to many times I can’t even count! My sister actually has allowed her kids to have an all out- there were rules like no hitting the face or below the waist as one was a boy, and she said it actually seemed to help. Lol.

    1. Haha … I will keep this in mind. Check back in 2 weeks. We’re about to start another school holiday break! ?

  6. I have a five year old and a 17 year old. You’d think with that age difference they wouldn’t have much to argue about but somehow they still find plenty #showmeyours

  7. Oh, the classic sibling rivalry. I don’t think there is any way around it.
    Especially since both are girls! That always makes it just a little worse. Hang in there, mama!
    Thanks for linking up with us at #ShowMeYours
    We love having you!

  8. “mommy, she’s looking out my window” LOL – my sisters and I were just like this, really adds some food for thought to the ‘should we have another one?’ conversation lol #FridayFrolics

    1. I can remember my sister and I fighting about similar nonsense too. It must be karma.

  9. My two girls are like this. If I cuddle one then the other gets jealous and comes in for a cuddle and before I know it they are clambering over me shouting “no, she’s mine”. I don’t know if it gets better but I really hope so! #FridayFrolics

    1. Everything is a competition with my two. If I so much as dish up one extra flake of corn-flakes for one, then clearly I don’t love the other one. It’s exhausting.

  10. I swear mine tag team me. Then when I send the big one to the naughty step, the little one goes and sits with him and gives me the evil eye just to show whose side he is on! Thanks for linking up to #FridayFrolics

    1. Haha. I get that too. Like they’d like to try kill each other but if I pick a side I’m the bad one!

  11. Haha. Mine are very close in age and in fairness are close and play together a lot. But they’re 2 and 3 – oh the fighting! Thanks so much for joining us for #FridayFrolics

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