I have become a referee. Certainly their are tons of parents out there that wear the black and white stripes 24/7 too! How long does this last? Fighting, fighting, fighting! OH MY! My children are not together more than 2 minutes and they start to fight. What is going on this summer? I feel like Alice when she fell down the rabbit hole! My kids have always bickered back and forth, but this is a completely different level of battle, seriously! :(
My strategy is to separate the kids. One in one room, one in another. Kaleigh usually wants to be back with Austin within a few minutes but then it starts again almost right away. It is not the bickering as much as it is the physical attacks the two kids launch on each other. One hits, the other one bites! Austin is getting better at calling me if I am not in the room to say that Kaleigh is bothering him (she is always on top of the poor guy, she cannot sit alone, she is always right beside him, he has a lot of patience, relatively speaking). I used to fight with my siblings too when I was younger and am aware that kids do this but we are trying our best to stop it. We realize they are always going to bicker but the physical stuff, well, it needs to end. It is not necessary and we worry about one really hurting the other, even if they do not mean to, it can happen and I do not like to see my babies hurting each other.
For now, separating the kids seems to help and keeping my black and white jersey on at all times!
All the best! *HUGS*